Anderson Health and Fitness Center has earned CDC Preliminary Recognition for their Diabetes Prevention Program, which seeks to address type 2 diabetes before it starts.
“This comes after a year of hard work and opens up the door for more people to join the program. Last year we had 28 people, and we are expecting the program to continue growing year after year,” General Manager Adam Hodges said in a statement. “More than 86 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes, and we are on a mission to change the statistics.”
In a letter addressed to Hodges, Ann Albright, PhD, RDN, director of the Division of Diabetes Translation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated: “It is immensely gratifying to see the science of diabetes prevention being implemented to improve the public’s health. You and your colleagues should be extremely proud of this accomplishment. It is programs like yours that are turning the tide in the fight against the epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Thank you for all that you are doing and for your commitment to reducing the preventable burden of diabetes in the U.S.”
Through the Diabetes Prevention Program, the Health & Fitness Center is working to help people stop the progression of pre-diabetes into Type 2 diabetes through proper diet, exercise and education. This one-year program gives participants access to all of the center’s amenities, plus educational sessions on relevant health topics, consultations with a Registered Dietitian and instruction from certified personal trainers.
For more information, visit Anderson Health and Fitness Center during regular business hours and fill out a short, one-page screening questionnaire that will determine if you are a candidate for the program.