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Free Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Lifestyle Classes Begin at Saint Joseph Berea May 28 - Archived



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Free Diabetes Prevention and Healthy Lifestyle Classes Begin at Saint Joseph Berea May 28

Berea, Ky. (May 14, 2015)—Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, will begin a series of free diabetes prevention and healthy lifestyle classes on Thursday, May 28, 2015.  The classes are held weekly on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Saint Joseph Berea Diabetes and Nutrition Care, located at 305 Estill Street, 4th Floor, Education Suite.

The program is designed for individuals at high risk for Type 2 diabetes and is proven to help people lose weight and lower their risk of Type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Individuals who are overweight and meet any two of the following should consider enrollment:
• 18 years or older
• BMI > 24kg ( > 22 if Asian) = Overweight
• Been diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes or Gestational Diabetes based on:
– Fasting blood sugar (100-125mg)
– 2 hour glucose (140-199mg)
– Previous gestational diabetes
– A1C (5.7 to 6.4 percent)

Weekly classes include group meetings with a trained lifestyle coach to learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes. Groups meet weekly for 16 core sessions and monthly for six post-core sessions.

“This program is designed to help individuals learn and implement lifestyle changes to improve their health and reduce their risk for diabetes,” said Barbara Baumgardner, registered dietician. “The group setting allows participants to connect with others facing the same challenges for support and encouragement.”

For more information or to enroll, call 859.313.4447 or visit A physician referral is preferred, but not required to participate.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.

Publish date: 

Thursday, May 14, 2015