Diabetes/Cardiovascular Prevention Program
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A Diabetes/Cardiovascular Prevention Program
At American Health & Wellness, we recognized that prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases are at the top of the medical conditions that are plaguing our workforce. Therefore, it is important to us to take a proactive approach and help our clients and their families reduce the risk of these chronic diseases by implementing a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Change Program. This CDC evidence-based program is called Prevent T2 and facilitated by lifestyle coaches and nurses certified by the Association of Diabetes Education & Care Specialists.
The PreventT2 curriculum is based on the original 2002 National Diabetes Prevention trial and follow-up studies. It promotes modest weight loss (5%), increased physical activity, and reduction in HbA1C through a lifestyle change program while also reflecting new literature on self-efficacy, physical activity, and diet.
The program takes into account each participant’s unique circumstances. This personalized approach ensures that the strategies recommended are tailored to suit individual needs and preferences. Engaging in the program provides an opportunity to connect with a community of like-minded individuals. This supportive environment fosters camaraderie, encouragement and accountability making it easier for participants to stay committed to their health goals.
Want to Enroll?
Enrollment opens February 15th – March 1st, 2024
Am I At Risk?
Currently the Center for Disease Control reports that 1 out of 3 adults have prediabetes, yet 90% of them are unaware. Untreated, these individuals will be diabetic in 5 years or less. Some of you may be aware or have been diagnosed with prediabetes, diabetes or specific cardiovascular conditions. If you are curious or for those that don’t know, take the risk assessment to find out your risk score. The sooner you know you have a chronic disease, the sooner you can take action to reverse it or prevent it.
Can I Reduce My Risk?
Yes! One key feature of the CDC Prevent T2 Program is that it is based on solid scientific research and follows evidence-backed strategies for preventing type 2 diabetes. Results showed that people with prediabetes who take part in this structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).
Who Can Participate?
Preventing type 2 diabetes, a heart attack or a stroke should be everyone’s health focus. Anyone can participate, including your loved ones – so whether you or someone you know has been diagnosed with prediabetes or heart disease, or you just want to learn more about prevention, consider participating in our Diabetes/Cardiovascular Prevention Program.
The structured program consists of:
- Certified Diabetes Lifestyle Prevention Coaches and Nurse
- Meet Coach Penny
- Meet Nurse Jen
- Virtual Group Sessions held every Thursday at either 8AM, 10AM and 12 noon (EST)
- Weekly homework modules using the Prevent T2 curriculum
- Active participation
- 4, 8, 12, and 16-week check-in via HIPAA-protected survey
For your success of this program and for a completion certificate, the following must be achieved:
- Attend 1 session each week
- Weekly homework completion
- Complete all check-in surveys
First class begins Thursday, March 7th, 2024, and continues to Thursday, June 20th, 2024
Meet Nurse Jen
Nurse Jen graduated with her BSN from the University of Evansville in 2016. She worked in an intensive care unit specializing in trauma, neuro, and surgical nursing care for 7 years and was an adjunct clinical instructor for Marian University of Indianapolis’ Accelerated BSN Program for 2 years. She has been with American Health & Wellness for the last 3 years and loves being able to use her nursing background to help our clients and their employees achieve optimal health outcomes.
Nurse Jen has always had a passion for stroke care and prevention, but as someone who has recently been on her own health journey, she has become an advocate for functional health, reflecting a commitment to a comprehensive, individualized, and proactive approach to promoting and maintaining optimal health. This led to her interest in a prevention program where she achieved her Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach certification with the hope of helping our clients become more proactive with their health.
Frequently Asked Questions
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