Diabetes Prevention Program – Anderson Health

In early January, Anderson Health & Fitness Center received
full recognition for its in-house Diabetes Prevention Program from
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the
Department of Health and Human Services. Moreover, this certification states
that AHFC meets all the criteria established by the CDC.

“This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered
a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards
for CDC recognition,” states Miriam Bell, Team Lead for the National
Diabetes Prevention Program. She continues, “As the Team Lead,
it is immensely gratifying to see the science of diabetes prevention
being implemented to improve the public’s health. It is programs
like yours that are turning the tide in the fight against the epidemic
of type 2 diabetes.”
Anderson Health & Fitness Center is planning to kick off
this year’s Diabetes Prevention Program in March. Therefore, community
members that are at risk for prediabetes are encouraged to
participate. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes.
Undoubtedly, these high-risk individuals could develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years, without taking any action to change lifestyle.  “This is
a really big deal for us,” says Adam Hodges, General Manager of
Anderson Health & Fitness Center. “We are leading the way in the
fight to prevent type 2 diabetes. In addition, I am incredibly proud of my team
and know that the ultimate reward is the positive impact this will
have on our community.”