Nearly 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, a serious disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are above normal. Most people with diabetes have Type 2, which used to be called adult-onset diabetes. At one time, Type 2 Diabetes was more common in people over age 45. But now more young people, even children, have the disease because many are overweight or obese.
Bringing it closer to home here in Madison County:
Diabetes can lead to problems such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney disease, and nerve damage. One out of four people do not know they have diabetes. Many people do not find out they have diabetes until they are faced with problems such as blurry vision or heart trouble. That’s why you need to know if you are at risk for diabetes.
Diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Studies show that people at high risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing five to seven percent of their weight, if they are overweight—that’s 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.
Two keys to success:
Source: NDEP, National Diabetes Education Program, County Health Rankings
Tuesday afternoon classes: 1-3pm for four weeks.
Tuesday evening classes: 5:30-8:30pm (First two Tuesdays of the month)
Call Disease Management at (731)425-6956 to sign up for these free classes.
New: Diabetes Support Group starting in February
Join us the first Thursday evening of each month from 6pm-7pm.
Lift Wellness Center Education Suite
Call (731)425-6956 if you are interested in finding out more about this great opportunity.
A great benefit to LIFT Disease Management is the free nutritional support you will receive from our registered dietitian. You can attend free classes on congestive heart failure and diabetes. These classes are offered monthly to assist you in your nutritional needs.
Located at LIFT Wellness Center
101 Jackson Walk Plaza
Jackson, TN 38301
1. Call LIFT Disease Management at 731-425-6956. We will work closely with your primary care provider or your cardiologist, and results/progress reports will be sent back to this provider.
2. If you and your physician decide this program is right for you, you will be assigned to a nurse case manager and begin the free LIFT Disease Management program.
NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE STATEMENT
West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.
For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.