Ultimately we are each responsible for our own health, but sometimes we need a little help in making changes. There is so much information in the world today about what you should eat, what you shouldn’t eat, how food is grown, what additives are dangerous that it can be overwhelming to try to make any change at all. Nan Clegg offers education on stress management, diabetes prevention and safer personal care choices, which can all have an impact on your health and the health of your family.
Wellness Jax is a lifestyle coaching program based on the CDC’s proven Diabetes Prevention Program, PT2. Some insurances provide reimbursement for this program and it is expected that soon Medicare will also. The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 people is at risk for developing diabetes type 2 and don’t know it. In Jacksonville, 12% of our population has been diagnosed with diabetes already. Jacksonville has higher obesity rates, higher nutritional deficiency rates and higher rates of deaths from diabetes with less diabetes screening than most of the state. The PT2 program has shown that a structured lifestyle change that achieves 5-7% weight loss and 150 minutes a week of physical activity reduced type 2 diabetes by 58% for all ages, and 71% in people over 60, even 10 years after the program.
Participants must meet the following criteria to enroll in Wellness Jax PreventT2 program:
- Age 18 or older and have a body mass index greater than or equal to 24 (22, if Asian); and
- A diagnosis of prediabetes using a blood test within the past year or a history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); or
- A score on the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test that shows high risk for prediabetes.
If you want to more about who is at risk for prediabetes, read more. If you have been diagnosed and would like to know more about PT2 Wellness Jax contact us here or set an appointment using our online appointment manager.