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Clara Maass Medical Center to Offer Free Online Prevention Program for Diabetes Type 2

By rlsmetro on
Belleville

For those who want to lower their risk of Type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health, Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health is offering a free, online program to educate members of the community on how they may reduce their risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. 

Approximately 88 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 84% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

For those that have been diagnosed with prediabetes, Prevent T2 a National Diabetes Prevention Program can help individuals make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.

The Prevent T2 program will be offered locally at no cost by Clara Maass Medical Center, and all sessions will be held online. 

An Information Session will be held on January 6 at 5:30 PM with Certified Diabetes Health Educator Dorothy Szast, and any member of the community may join by logging in here.

For more information or to register, contact Ms. Szast at (973) 450-2126 or Dorothy.Szast@rwjbh.org.