June 14, 2018

Center for Healthy Living launches new diabetes program for those with type 2, pre-diabetes

The Center for Healthy Living on Purdue's West Lafayette campus is kicking off a new diabetes program titled "Taking Control of My Diabetes" that is offered to benefits-eligible employees and spouses covered on a Purdue health plan. The program is tailored to those living with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Sessions begin Tuesday (June 19) and run for eight weeks. The class will not meet the week of July 2 due to the Independence Day holiday.

Each class meeting time is limited to 12 attendees. Participants will enroll for one of the following meeting times.

* 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays.
* 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays.
* 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Thursdays.

All sessions will take place in the Center for Healthy Living's conference room.

The eight-week program will cover 16 sessions -- two per class meeting -- on a variety of topics related to type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes to help participants better manage their condition and live healthier lives. Participants will have access to expert services of the center’s health care professionals, including:

* A registered nurse who is a health and wellness coach.
* A pharmacist who is specially trained in medication therapy management.
* A registered dietitian who will assist with individualized meal planning.

Free True Metrix blood sugar meters and test strips will be available for those who participate in the entire program and maintain monthly coaching sessions with a center health coach after the program ends.

Interested individuals can enroll via the Healthy Boiler portal by clicking the number “1” in the main image slide show screen on the home page and following the instructions.

Questions regarding the program can be directed to 765-494-0111 or healthyboiler@purdue.edu.

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