Mon, 11 September, 2023

Healthy Lifestyle Program recognized for diabetes prevention excellence

Healthy Lifestyle Program recognized for diabetes prevention excellence

The Healthy Lifestyle Program recently earned “CDC Full Plus Recognition” for its PreventT2 diabetes prevention program.

Full Plus Recognition is reserved for diabetes prevention programs that effectively deliver high-quality, evidence-based education that meets all of the standards set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This designation is good for five years.

PreventT2 is the only diabetes prevention program in Central Louisiana to receive Full Plus Recognition and one of only five programs in the state to achieve the designation.

“This recognition validates the hard work of the Healthy Lifestyle Program team,” said Wendy Roy, Executive Director of the Cenla Medication Access Program, which oversees the Healthy Lifestyle Program. “It shows that our PreventT2 sessions meet the highest standards, and that ultimately benefits the participants.”

The PreventT2 program, which began in 2021, has shown sustained success in helping participants with prediabetes make healthy changes that can prevent or postpone the development of type 2 diabetes. Participants attend group meetings that focus on nutrition, stress management and the importance of physical activity.

“You and your colleagues should be extremely proud of this accomplishment. It is programs like yours that are turning the tide in the fight against the epidemic of type 2 diabetes,” said Miriam Bell, team leader for the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Learn more about PreventT2.

Residents who are interested in joining a group are asked to call 318-767-3019.


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