YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program Offered at Gifford
Free program for those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes starts April 4
RANDOLPH – Gifford Health Care is partnering with Vermont Blueprint for Health, the Vermont Department for Health, and the Greater Burlington YMCA to offer the year-long, 25-session YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
Offered free of charge, this self-management program provides education and support to help adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes get more active, lose weight, and decrease their risk of getting diabetes. You have a greater risk of getting diabetes if you are overweight or obese; don’t get enough exercise; have high blood pressure; have abnormal cholesterol; or have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes.
The first class will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Kingwood Health Center (lower level), Route 66, Randolph, VT. Subsequent classes will meet once a week for 16 weeks, then meet every other week, and then meet monthly for a total of 25 sessions over a year. To register call 802-728-7714
Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Rochester, and Whiter River Junction, and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department; inpatient and rehabilitation units; many surgical services; accredited cancer program; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to the traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.