Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital has recently received full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, for its “PreventT2” diabetes prevention program.
Registration is now open for PreventT2, a lifestyle change program that helps those who are at risk of developing diabetes stave off the disease. Guided by trained lifestyle coaches and athletic trainers, groups of participants will learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active and managing stress.
People with prediabetes — higher-than-normal blood glucose (sugar) levels — are five to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels.
In fact, many people with prediabetes can be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within five years.
People are more likely to have prediabetes and type 2diabetes if they:
• Are 45 years of age or older
• Are overweight
• Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
• Are physically active fewer than three times per week
• Have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy
“One in three adults has prediabetes, and nine out of ten of these people don’t know they have it. The need for prevention has never been greater,” said Charmine Navarro, RN, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s Community Education program coordinator.
“The PreventT2 program offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes through modest lifestyle changes made with the support of a coach and one’s peers,” said Kim Brown, RDN, CDE, Henry Mayo Community Education Diabetes Prevention Program coordinator and lifestyle coach for the Diabetes Prevention Program.
The PreventT2 program lasts for 12 months. Meetings are conducted three times per month for the first sixth months, followed by twice a month during the second half of the program.
For a nominal fee of $100, participants will receive a one-year CDC-approved curriculum facilitated by a trained lifestyle coach and one-month free access to Henry Mayo Fitness and Health.
PreventT2 is part of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. Henry Mayo’s program meets at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health, 24525 Town Center Drive, Valencia 91355.
Participants must meet specific criteria to qualify for the program. Registration is required. Classes start Aug. 16 and meet from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 661-200-2300 or visit henrymayo.com/diabetesprevention for more information.
About Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is a 238- bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. Henry Mayo is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a STEMI Receiving Center. The hospital features state-of-the-art inpatient facilities, a neonatal intensive care unit, catheterization lab, infusion center, breast center and an outpatient surgery center. Additional services include cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, spine and joint, behavioral health, and acute rehab, as well as cancer, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies. Currently under construction is a new patient tower that will provide up to 142 additional patient beds. It’s scheduled to be open for public use later in 2019. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call 661-200-2000.
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Research shows that modest behavior changes, such as making better food choices and increasing physical activity, reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people at high risk for developing this disease. The National Diabetes Prevention Program brings together federal agencies, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, employers, insurers, health care professionals, academia, and other stakeholders to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes among people with prediabetes. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/PreventT2.