The Norman Transcript

Local news

April 17, 2013

Norman Regional to host diabetes prevention program

NORMAN — One out of three adults lives with prediabetes, most of which are unaware of their condition. If you have prediabetes, you are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than people with normal blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. However, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a healthy lifestyle.

Norman Regional Health System’s Diabetes Education Center is bringing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Prevention Program to Norman through funding provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators in partnership with the CDC.

To learn more about the program, which advocates lifestyle changes, community members can attend one of four informational sessions: 7:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. April 30 at Norman Regional Hospital Education Center, 901 N. Porter Ave., and 7:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. May 2 at The HealthPlex, First Floor Conference Room, 3300 HealthPlex Pkwy.

To qualify for the program, a person must be at high risk for developing diabetes or have been diagnosed by a physician as someone with prediabetes. To take a quick assessment to see if you are at risk, go to www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes.htm and take the short prediabetes assessment quiz.

The National DPP helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating right, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight.

Program participants meet in a small group with a trained lifestyle coach during weekly one-hour sessions to learn about ways to make healthy changes. Topics include healthier eating, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated and more. Group members will help to motivate and encourage each other.

After the initial 16 sessions, participants meet monthly for additional support to help maintain their progress.

To register for the program or to learn more about the program, call Teresa Brown, CDE, at 405) 307-5731 or email tbrown@nrh-ok.com. For more information, visit www.NormanRegional.com/Diabetes"NormanRegional.com/Diabetes.

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • N7 Sooners come together to serve Native American youth

    Whitney Wofford has faced some tough competition as a part of the Oklahoma tennis team. However, on Wednesday, Wofford may have taken on her biggest and most rewarding competition yet at the Sooners For N7 event at the Oklahoma football ...

    April 10, 2014 3 Photos

  • Transportation officials find more cracks in Lexington-Purcell bridge, but repairs on track

    State transportation officials announced Tuesday that additional repairs are needed in at least 96 places on the Lexington-Purcell bridge before it can be opened....

    April 23, 2014

  • Stacy Ford named 2014 Norman schools Teacher of the Year during banquet

    Stacy Ford, Kennedy Elementary librarian, was named 2014 Norman Public Schools Teacher of the Year at the district’s annual Celebration of Excellence banquet Tuesday evening at the National Center for Employee Development....

    April 23, 2014

  • Council OKs $48.8M contract for wastewater plant upgrades

    The Norman City Council awarded a $48.8 million project for wastewater treatment plant upgrades Tuesday. The council accepted a $50.3 million low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund....

    April 23, 2014

  • Water carry 5 Water Walk opens discussion about difficulties in obtaining safe H2O

    With large white plastic buckets upon their heads, two gallons of water sloshed to the brim and over the side, but the students trudged on down the South Oval. The farthest feat was to the Seed Sower, and as the sun glared down, heat ...

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blood drive planned Thursday

    Moore Norman Technology Center, 4701 12th Ave. NW in Norman, will host an Oklahoma Blood Institute public blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday inside room A109 in the main building of MNTC’s Franklin Road campus.  The OBI is in ...

    April 23, 2014

  • Local student to attend arts camp

    Kate Kemmet, 15, of Norman, has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp. Kemmet, the daughter of Rob and Lori Kemmet, will study musical theater at the Camp....

    April 23, 2014

  • Coalition seeks more jobs

    A coalition of groups that encourage employment of residents who have disabilities hopes to double the number of placed workers by next fall....

    April 23, 2014

  • Ex-judge cleared to run in McAlester

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A McAlester judicial candidate is cleared to run for office despite stepping down as a special judge in 2011 amid misconduct allegations, the State Election Board unanimously ruled Monday....

    April 23, 2014

  • Contemporary Dance Oklahoma to perform at OU

    The University of Oklahoma University Theatre and School of Dance will present Contemporary Dance Oklahoma, a mixed program of new choreography, works from the CDO repertory and guest choreographer Jessica Lang’s “A Solo in Nine Parts.” ...

    April 23, 2014