Concord Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program Received Full Recognition from CDC

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Published on February 06, 2019

Concord Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program Receives Full Recognition from CDC

Concord Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program has received full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This accomplishment is the culmination of work from Concord Hospital’s Diabetes, Nutrition and Center for Health Promotion teams to meet the requirements of the CDC. The focus of the program is teaching and coaching participants in lifestyle changes, which lead to weight loss and increased physical activity. Full recognition is a validation of the program’s ability to meet national standards, engage and retain participants in healthy lifestyle choices, and above all, achieve outcomes to help individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

In order to achieve full recognition from the CDC, diabetes prevention program providers must meet rigorous standards. These include having participants reach at least a five percent weight loss, which must be maintained over the course of the year-long program. In 2018, Concord Hospital’s program participants exceeded this weight loss goal.

“It is programs like yours that are turning the tide in the fight against the epidemic of type 2 diabetes,” said Ann Albright, PhD, RDN, Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC.

Participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program must have a qualifying blood test and have a BMI of 25 or higher. Participants must attend a minimal of nine classes in the core program and a minimal of three classes in the post-core program. Those who attend the majority of classes, however, are the most successful.

Concord Hospital’s next year-long Diabetes Prevention Program begins March 5 at 6:00 p.m. To register call Concord Hospital Center for Health Promotion at (603) 230-7300.

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