Category: Diabetes Prevention and Management

Address: 1121 Medical Center Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072
Website: http://www.wjmc.org/

West Jefferson Medical Center’s National Diabetes Prevention Program groups meet once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion. For example, you will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress and stay on track when eating out. 

West Jefferson Medical Center’s is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes. As part of a West Jefferson Medical Center’s National Diabetes Prevention Program group, you will work with other participants and a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes include losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress. Being part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

Some insurance plans will cover the cost for West Jefferson Medical Center’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. Check with your insurance provider to see if West Jefferson Medical Center’s National Diabetes Prevention Program is covered.

Contact: TeNeal Macaluso, RD, LD

More Information: 504-349-6164

West Jefferson Medical Center National Diabetes Prevention Program

1121 Medical Center Boulevard, Marrero, LA 70072

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