Diabetes prevention class begins Feb. 7

2/1/2019


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Bruce Chertow Diabetes Center at Marshall Health will host another yearlong series of diabetes prevention classes beginning Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center in Huntington.

This free national diabetes prevention program is for individuals diagnosed with prediabetes.  Participants must have an A1c documented in the last 6 months of between 5.7% and 6.4%. 

“You don’t have to feel helpless when diagnosed with prediabetes,” said Tracy Hawthorne, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator with Marshall Health. “Lifestyle changes to reduce weight and increase activity can turn things around.”

More than 84 million individuals in the U.S. have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The Chertow Diabetes Center is an approved site with CDC-recognized lifestyle coaches trained to deliver the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

For additional information and registration, please call Marshall Health’s Department of Internal Medicine at 304-691-1661.

###

Media Relations Contact

Michele McKnight, Community & Media Relations Coordinator
304-691-1713
mcknigh4@marshall.edu


Receive Marshall Health News

The Marshall Health newsroom offers our latest news releases, which are distributed through a Marshall University electronic mailing list.

To be added to this list, please e-mail your name, job title, e-mail address, media outlet and location to mcknigh4@marshall.edu.


Sign Up for Healthy Herd Updates

Sign up for Marshall Health's official blog. This digital resource is full of stories, recipes, health and wellness information to help you on your wellness journey. 


News Release Archives

2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015