ACH Offers Diabetes Prevention Program

The Group Lifestyle Balance program (GLB) will be offered at Alliance Community Hospital. This is a year-long diabetes prevention program geared toward lifestyle changes to promote weight loss. The curriculum was developed by the University of Pittsburgh Diabetes Prevention Program.

The class will meet weekly for the first 3 months, bimonthly for the next 3 months, and weekly for the remaining 6 months. The program for 2013 is scheduled to kick off in February and continue through December 2013.

Participants must be willing to commit to changes in their diet and physical activity. Daily food intake and exercise must be monitored, while weight measurements will be taken each meeting.

In order to register for GLB, please follow this procedure for securing a place in class:

  1. Physician completes Group Lifestyle Balance Program Referral Form and signs. Please include pertinent lab work on the form. The participant is given the completed referral form and must contact the Educational Services Department at Alliance Community Hospital at 330-596-7888 to register. (Completed referral form must be turned in prior to Class 1 on February 5,2013). Class size will be limited to the first 20 eligible participants.
  2. The participant will receive a phone call from a GLB coach to confirm registration and answer any questions they may have. 
  3. There will be a minimal charge ($50) for the course in order to cover materials. Payment is due by February 5.

 Please call ACH’s Educational Services Department at 330-596-7888 for eligibility information.