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Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Diabetes Management Program
The 16 week program starts HERE at UND on Monday, January 14th, 2013. Register by January 10th!
Staff, faculty and spouses: Register soon to receive the special incentive of $125 return from a grant and Work Well for the first 10 people who register. The upfront cost is $189, but with the return it was only $64 or $4 a week.
PLUS, get your metabolism tested for free as part of the program.
"As a result of reading the food labels and attempting to eat fewer than 33 fat grams per day, I lost 58 pounds as a participant for prediabetics in the "National Diabetes Prevention Program, Lifestyle Intervention," that began October 2011. Because of the weight loss, I am no longer taking pain medication for my knee (each 10 pounds of weight adds 60 pounds of pressure to the joint on each step). In September 2012 my Glucose was 94 (Range 70-99 mg/dl), so I am no longer prediabetic!
- Eileen Tronnes Nelson, UND staff member
Click below for more information.
Are you Pre-Diabetic?
Are two or more the following statements true for you?
- My blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, or I have been told that I have high blood pressure.
- I have been told that my cholesterol levels are not normal.
- I am fairly inactive. I do NOT exercise more often than two times a week.
- I have or had a parent with diabetes.
- I am 45 years of age or older.
- I have had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy).
- I gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.
- I have been told by a doctor that I am overweight (BMI >25).
- I have or had a brother or sister with diabetes.
If so, then you would be eligible for the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Program and Registration Information
Are you pre-diabetic and willing to PREVENT further implications?
The CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program will meet weekly for 16 weeks in a group setting, learning together different tools to help us to make healthy choices. There will also be 4 follow-up sessions (monthly) after the weekly sessions to help with accountability.
The program will focus on:
• Increasing activity (self goals)
• Improving food choices (keep diary)
• Losing weight, if overweight (5-7% of body weight)
Please call Molly Soeby, WelCore Health at 218-230-0070 (feel free to leave a message) to register for the 2013 series.
COST: $189 for program....but register quickly for a BIG financial return :
For the first 10 people to register, a grant and Work Well will provide a $125 return.
The math equates to a total cost of $64 to you, or only $4 a week once you get your return at the end of the series! Plus you will get your metabolism tested for free.
Flex Comp reimbursement through UND is available for employees with a letter from your primary care provider prescribing the program because of pre-diabetes.
Sessions Topics, Dates, Times and Location
Sessions will occur at this location: Wellness Center - Room 121
Time: 4:45pm-5:45pm, weigh-in will occur from 4:15-4:45pm and 5:45-6:15pm
Session 1: Welcome and Getting Started (Monday, January 14th, 2013)
1 week off
Session 2: Be a Fat and Calorie Detective (Monday, January 28th, 2013)
Session 3: Three Ways to Eat Less Fat (Monday, February 4, 2013)
Session 4: Healthy Eating (Monday, February 11th, 2013)
Session 5: Move Those Muscles (Monday, February 18th, 2013, UND Holiday, but still meeting)
Session 6: Being Active: A Way of Life (Monday, February 25th, 2013)
Session 7: Tip the Calorie Balance (Monday, March 4th, 2013)
Session 8: Take Charge of What is Around You (Monday, March 11th, 2013)
Session 9: Problem Solving (Monday, March 18th, 2013)
Session 10: Four Keys to Healthy Eating Out (Monday, March 25th, 2013)
Session 11: Talk Back to Negative Thoughts (Monday, April 1, 2013, no joke!)
Session 12: The Slippery Slope of Lifestyle Change (Monday, April 8th, 2013)
Session 13: Jump Start Your Activity Plan (Monday, April 15th, 2013)
Session 14: Make Social Cues Work for You (Monday, April 22nd, 2013)
Session 15: You Can Manage Stress (Monday, April 29th, 2013)
Session 16: Ways to Stay Motivated (Monday, May 6th, 2013)
Dates may be changed slightly per instructors. You will also schedule a monthly visit with the facilitators four times after the end of the series.
Molly J. Soeby holds a bachelor of science degree in medical technology from the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota; and a Master’s in public administration from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She holds certifications in public health concepts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and chemistry specialist from the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Machell Thompson, CWPM will co-facilitate sessions.
- Over 25 years of experience in the fields of graduate medical education and wellness.
- Certified Wellness Program Manager through the National Wellness Institute
- Trained Healthy North Dakota Worksite Wellness Consultant
- Executive Director of the Northern Worksite Wellness Association
- Past member of the Healthy ND Statewide Vision & Strategy Worksite Wellness Team and Healthy ND Coordinating Committee
Eileen's Story - UND staff member
A few years ago, I was diagnosed as a borderline prediabetic, but I was in denial that this could result in diabetes, even though my mother, grandmother, and my mother's two sisters all had Type 2 Diabetes. I decided to lose weight because my right knee was painful when walking a short distance and an MRI indicated that there were several severe tears in my meniscus. I knew the injury was from a fall on my knee while roller-skating as a young child and now the cartilage was narrowing giving me pain.
In the fall of 2011, I read a notice in the University of North Dakota Newsletter about a prediabetic lifestyle change program that included 16 core sessions (usually 1 per week) and 6 post-core sessions (1 per month). The cost was $189 and $75 would be refunded if participants attended 14 of the 16 core sessions.
I initially joined the program to lose weight because of the painful pressure on my knee because of my weight of 193 pounds (5'3"). However, to my surprise I became a successful participant, and I lost 58 pounds in the nearly 1-year lifestyle change program that was facilitated by Molly Soeby, as the Lifestyle Coach for our group [& Deb Vein, Exercise Coach]. I am no longer taking pain medication for my knee.
The number one reason that I lost weight was learning to read the labels. Specifically, I now attempt to eat fewer than 33 fat grams each day. I am eating fruits (fresh & dried), vegetables, low fat of other foods, and I eat very little meat.
Molly is the main reason for my success because she was prepared in the presentation of materials, teaching and modeling exercise skills, and facilitating discussions. She was able to provide insight into and respond to questions about lifestyle changes by combining exercise, dieting, and individualizing to a diverse group of people of varying life experiences, etc. Molly has knowledge of basic health, diabetes, nutrition, and fitness. She always had a positive attitude and suggestions to overcome adversity, even when I complained about writing everything down that I ate, and the water that I learned to drink, by first drinking PowerAde Zero and eventually to adding MIO (water enhancer) to the water, and this is after years of not drinking very much water. Although I have not progressed to exercising, because of my knee, I do wear a pedometer every day and that reminds to walk as much as possible, and I am keeping a record of the steps walked each day.
Molly as a Lifestyle Coach was able to create a productive learning environment by allowing individuals to participate in discussions. She was respectful and provided constructive feedback. Molly is enthusiastic about working with individuals to prevent diabetes.