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Saint Joseph Hospital Achieves Full Recognition from CDC’s Diabetes Prevention and Recognition Program
Lexington, Ky. (August 6, 2015) – The American Association of Diabetes Educators recently announced that Saint Joseph Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has obtained “Full Recognition” for its Diabetes Prevention Program through The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP).
The CDC’s DPRP is a key component of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a yearlong, evidence-based lifestyle change program that reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes for adults. The lifestyle intervention program has “resulted in a 58 percent reduction in the incidence rate of diabetes,” among more than 1,000 participants, according to Diabetes Care.
In earning its “full recognition,” Saint Joseph Hospital has demonstrated its capacity to deliver a quality program and support individuals with prediabetes in making achievable and realistic lifestyle changes that help to cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
“There are nearly 290,000 adults in Kentucky with prediabetes and with this program, we are able to help those individuals make simple lifestyle changes to reduce their chances of getting the disease and drastically reduce that statistic,” said Dana Graves, MSN, RN, CDE, manager of diabetes and nutrition care at KentuckyOne Health.
The DPRP collects and analyzes data to decide whether hospital facilities meet the National DPP recognition programs standards. DPRP Full Recognition markers include attendance rates above 80 percent, weight loss of greater than five percent and physical activity minutes reported at least 60 percent of the time over the course of the yearlong program.
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.