Alliance Community Hospital to offer diabetes prevention course
Alliance Community Hospital will offer the Group Lifestyle Balance program, a yearlong diabetes prevention program geared toward lifestyle changes to promote weight loss. The curriculum was developed by the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Program.
The class will meet weekly for the first three months, semimonthly for the next three months and weekly for the remaining six months. The program for 2013 is scheduled to kick off in February and continue through December.
Participants must be willing to commit to changes in their diet and physical activity. Daily food intake and exercise must be monitored, while weight measurements will be taken each meeting.
In order to register for GLB and secure a place in class, a Group Lifestyle Balance Program Referral Form must be completed and signed by the participant's physician. All pertinent lab work should be included. The participant will then be given the completed referral form and must contact the Educational Services Department at Alliance Community Hospital at 330-596-7888 to register. (Completed referral form must be turned in prior to Class 1 on Feb. 5). Class size will be limited to the first 20 eligible participants. The participant will receive a phone call from a GLB coach to confirm registration and answer any questions they may have.
There will be a minimal charge ($50) for the course in order to cover materials. Payment is due by Feb. 5.
Call ACH's Educational Services Department at 330-596-7888 for eligibility information.