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Healthy 2022: Saint Peter's Healthcare System Offers CDC-Recognized Program to Help Prevent, Delay Type 2 Diabetes

December 10, 2021

Healthy 2022: Saint Peter
Registration Now Open for the Next FREE Virtual Session;
First Class is Tuesday, January 18, 2022
 
New Brunswick, N.J. – December 10, 2021 – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is committed to assisting members of the community prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes through a free, year-long program that teaches improved nutrition, increased exercise, stress management and weight loss. The Prevent T2 program is open to anyone 18 years or older diagnosed with prediabetes or with a history of gestational diabetes. The next year-long session, which will be held virtually, begins on Tuesday, January 18, and pre-registration is required.

The Prevent T2 program received full recognition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a designation reserved for programs that are high-quality and evidence-based. Taught by registered dietitian nutritionists, Prevent T2 has shown promising outcomes. This will be Saint Peter’s seventh session; the 14 participants from the sixth session have had a collective weight loss of 173 pounds and an increase of 242 minutes per week in physical activity.

Sessions are designed to be both fun and educational. Lifestyle coaches track progress while the group format allows for collegial support that inspires healthier living and a commitment to individual goals. The next session begins on January 18 with all classes meeting virtually on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The year-long program meets every other week for the first six months, followed by monthly meetings in the second half of the year.
Please call (732) 339-7772 for more information or to register. Space is limited.

About Saint Peter’s Healthcare System
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Inc., parent company of the Saint Peter’s healthcare delivery system, is comprised of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital and state-designated children’s hospital and regional perinatal center that includes a nationally recognized Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Saint Peter’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of the hospital; Saint Peter’s Health and Management Services Corp., which oversees outpatient facilities, including  the CARES Surgicenter; and Saint Peter’s Physician Associates, a network of primary and specialty care physician practices. Saint Peter’s is a sponsor of residency programs in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and internal medicine, and is a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Metuchen. For more information about Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, please visit www.saintpetershcs.com or call 732-745-8600.

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