Faculty, Staff Invited To Join CDC-Designed Diabetes Prevention Program

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in three Americans have prediabetes while one in 10 have diabetes. To help faculty and staff be prepared for either condition, the Center for Integrative Health is presenting the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program on campus.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Pharmacy Care and the School of Nursing, the widely recognized, lifestyle-changing program is designed to help people lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress.

Faculty and staff who enroll in the program will receive:

  • A proven program to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes
  • A CDC-approved standardized curriculum
  • Giveaways to support weight loss
  • Wellness in Motion dollars toward health savings accounts
  • A trained team of interdisciplinary lifestyle coaches to help individuals set goals, learn new skills and stay motivated
  • A support group of people with similar goals and challenges.

For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the program website or email or call CIH Health and Wellness Coordinator Marla Breitbarth at 412.423.6170.

References:
Duquesne University Times

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