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Participants Welcome at Diabetes Prevention Information Sessions

MOSCOW ― Nutrition and Diabetes coaches at Gritman Medical Center will host information sessions this month for those interested in weight management and lowering their risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Called “New Habits for Life,” our Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized program covers issues including weight management, healthy eating and stress management in a supportive and problem-solving environment. The yearlong curriculum helps participants develop the skills to make lasting changes and solve the problems that can get in the way of those lasting changes.

Those at risk for diabetes or interested in weight management, including people diagnosed with diabetes, are welcome to attend one of four no-obligation information sessions to learn more about the program. Information session date and times include:

·         3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10

·         3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17

·         3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24

·         3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31

Register for an information session by calling 208-883-6341 or via email to dpp@gritman.org. All sessions will be held in the Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Classroom on the second floor of Gritman’s downtown medical office building, 803 S. Main St., Moscow.

The yearlong program begins the first week of September. Taught by lifestyle coaches, the program’s group setting provides a supportive environment alongside others who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together, participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

“New Habits for Life” is recognized by the CDC as a Diabetes Prevention Program and covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare – if the participant meets certain requirements. More information on the program is available by contacting Gritman’s Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Care program, 208-883-6341 or via email to dpp@gritman.org.