Health Education Classes

Inch by Inch Spring Classes 2019

Date: 
Jan 28, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019
Time: 
12:00PM - 5:30PM
Location: 
St. Peter's Hospital 123 Rooms

The Inch by Inch program is a state-funded diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention program targeting individuals with pre-diabetes or abnormal cholesterol levels. The classes run for 1 year; six months of weekly classes, and six months of monthly classes. Classes are one hour in length once a week. The week before classes start, there will be a group-intake appointment on the same time and day as the regular class time. 

  1. Mondays: 12:00-1:00pm (starting January 28, 2019)
  2. Tuesdays: 12:00-1:00pm (starting January 29, 2019)
  3. Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm (starting January 30, 2019)

Requirements: 

  • A provider’s referral is needed with cholesterol and glucose labs no more than one year old. 
  • Overweight (BMI >25), plus either: pre-diabetes, or elevated cholesterol values, or history of gestational diabetes, or gave birth to a baby > 9lbs, or high blood pressure, or on medication for high blood pressure/and or high cholesterol.
  • Being able to keep track of food and exercise in a log.Aim to lose a minimum of 7% of current body weight.
  • Being able to do a minimum of 150 min/week of moderate physical activity.
  • 18 years or older.
  • Have no T2D, cancer (in treatment), unstable heart disease, or end-stage renal disease.  
  • For women: not pregnant or planning pregnancy within the next year

 Cost is $100.00 for the whole year; all materials are included: Calorie King book, keeping track logs, two lab draws, one six-month membership to the YMCA (optional).

For more information, please contact Yvonne or Tolly at 444-2386, or ytapper-gardzina@sphealth.org  .

Click here to use the DPP self referral form:

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