If you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the Prevent T2 program, hosted by Powell Valley Healthcare, may be the solution you are looking for.  The program is designed to help prevent or at least delay the onset of type 2 diabetes for anyone concerned about developing diabetes or who already knows they have pre-diabetes.  The program will take place at the Northwest College community education building on the Northwest College west campus on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  PVHC’s diabetic educators will lead the program and they include Tina Braet-Thomas, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetic Educator and Certified Lifestyle Coach, and Mary Neil, Registered Dietitian and Certified Lifestyle Coach.

The Prevent T2 program is an evidence-based diabetes prevention program with proven results.  It can reduce the risk of you developing diabetes by 58% and if you are over 60, it can reduce your risk by 71%.  The program requires a one year commitment and the diabetic educators provide support throughout the year to help you reach your goals and stop the onset of diabetes.  “The Prevent T2 program focuses on lifestyle changes and helps people find ways to increase physical activity, decrease caloric intake and reduce their total body weight by 5 to 7 percent,” said Tina Braet-Thomas.  “This is our 3rd diabetes prevention program offered in Powell and we hope people take advantage of it,” said Braet-Thomas.  “People who participated in the other two have changed their lives,” she said. 

The Prevent T2 program is a proven program that can help people stop or at least delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.  If you think you might have pre-diabetes or would like to learn more about the Prevent T2 program, please call Tina Braet-Thomas at 754-2267, extension 3604.

Tina Braet-Thomas
Mary Neal