T2 lifestyle change program kicks off in Newport


In June, Samaritan Health Services will launch the Prevent T2 program, a free, one-year program designed to help participants make lifestyle changes to delay or prevent the onset of diabetes.

An information session will be held Wednesday, June 1 at 9 a.m. at the Center for Health Education, 740 SW Ninth St. in Newport. Anyone interested is welcome to learn more. The first class will take place the following week, Wednesday, June 8, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the same location. Course participants will meet 24 times during the year.

Prevent T2 is a national diabetes prevention program for people ages 18 and older who have prediabetes or are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program’s proven approach relies on modest lifestyle changes , with the support of a trained lifestyle coach and peers. Participants learn skills to lose weight and be more active, including how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and address issues that can get in the way of healthy changes.

Registration for the information session is preferable but not mandatory. However, course registration is mandatory as class sizes are limited. For more information and to register, visit samhealth.org/HealthEdHub or call 541-768-6811.


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