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UHD Clinics Recognized for Diabetes Prevention
Posted: 10-8-2014 10:05AM

United Hospital District is excited and proud to announce that our Certified Diabetic Educator (CDE), Darlene Turner, CNP and United Hospital District Clinics have been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their diabetes prevention program.

This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all the standards for CDC recognition. Some of the standards include: a lifestyle curriculum, documentation of weight loss of participants during the core phase and post core phase, a 1 year lifestyle intervention including a 16 week core phase and documentation of physical activity minutes during the core phase. Darlene Turner, CNP, CDE and UHD Clinics have been recognized for sustained success of their lifestyle change program which makes an invaluable contribution to the prevention of type 2 diabetes in our community.
The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program is designed to help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Research shows that making modest behavior changes, such as those taught by Mrs. Turner has helped participants lose 5%-7% of their body weight. These lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes.
To find out more about our Diabetes Prevention program or to learn more about your risk of developing diabetes, please contact our clinic at 507-526-7388.
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