Harrison County Hospital will hold a Diabetes Prevention Program for Traditional Medicare patients. The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong evidence based lifestyle change program for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program will be held on Tuesdays from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm beginning in July.
To be eligible for the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be enrolled in Medicare Part B through original Medicare (fee for service) or a Medicare Advantage plan, must have a BMI of 25 or greater, and must meet one of the following criteria up to 12 months before the first class: A1c of 5.7% – 6.4%, fasting glucose of 110-125mg/dL, or 2-hour glucose of 140-199 mg/dL (oral glucose tolerance test)
Goals of the program include 5-7% weight loss and 150 minutes of weekly physical activity, monitor weight, physical activity, and food choices, education on healthy lifestyle topics, setting goals and assessing progress, and forming supporting and encouraging relationships with other members.
Masks and social distancing will be required while guidelines remain in place. For more information or to register, 812-738-7887.
Click here for a Diabetes Prevention Program Checklist.