I CAN Prevent Diabetes ®, a diabetes prevention program held at River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic, has received re-accreditation from the Centers for Disease Control.
The class, led by Jennifer Donkin, registered dietician and Nicole Boelter, exercise physiologist at River’s Edge, is a 12-month program for people who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. It focuses on weight loss and increased physical activity.
Donkin has been leading the I CAN Prevent Diabetes ® class since January 2012 and has been sending data to the CDC for 4 years. “It has been rewarding to work with the participants and see the progress they make in changing their lifestyle over the course of a year,” said Donkin.
Evaluators from the CDC noted that River’s Edge has met all the requirements for accreditation. “This is a remarkable achievement of which you should be very proud.”
Participants are eligible if they have had a blood test indicating pre-diabetes or by taking a risk assessment at their doctor’s office. Donkin said local providers are supportive of the class because they see the benefits.
The next I CAN Prevent Diabetes® class begins on August 22 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Donkin at 507-934-7694.