Diabetic Education Program

  • Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change intervention?

Baptist Memorial-Huntingdon Diabetes Prevention 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
  • Stay on track when eating out

Baptist Memorial-Huntingdon Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle coaches have the experience and training to help you reach your goals. Your lifestyle coach will help you:

  • Learn the facts about healthy eating and physical activity and explain how these behaviors will help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes
  • Set and meet your goals
  • Build relationships with other participants
  • Work as a group to meet challenges
  • Understand and respond to your food cues
  • Stay motivated
  • Solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes

Cindy Cole, RN is our lifestyle coach at Baptist Memorial-Huntingdon. Cindy has a nursing background with 26 years of experience.

For more information about the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon Diabetes Prevention Program curriculum, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

What Is the Benefit of Being Part of a Diabetes Prevention Program?

Baptist Memorial-Huntingdon 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 the Baptist Memorial-Huntingdon 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.

Baptist Memorial-Huntingdon Diabetes Prevention Program Features

  • Trained lifestyle coach
  • CDC-approved curriculum
  • Group support
  • 16 weekly meetings
  • 6 monthly follow-up meetings

Where Can I Participate in a lifestyle intervention program?

For info or to enroll contact:

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon, TN
Health Education Department
631 R.B. Wilson Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344

Cindy Cole, RN 731-986-7096 or 731-986-4461

The cost of the program is FREE.

Contact Us

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon

Address
631 R.B. Wilson Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344

Phone
731-986-4461

Email
info.huntingdon@bmhcc.org

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