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Whether a patient is looking to manage or prevent diabetes or focus on creating a healthier lifestyle, Logan Health – Cut Bank’s new National Lifestyle Management Program has the tools and services to help educate and guide patients. The class, “Let’s Get Healthy,” begins Tuesday, September 26 in Cut Bank and is led by Josey Smiedala, Program Manager and Health Improvement at Logan Health – Cut Bank. The program is conveniently available for Hi-Line residents without having to travel a great distance for personalized care.

“We are excited to offer this new service to our community members who are looking to make a healthy lifestyle change,” said Smiedala. “The new program will keep our patients closer to home, and offer a service that is currently not offered in our area.”

The free classes include prizes and weekly sessions covering nutrition, physical activity, self-monitoring, motivation, problem solving, stress management, and positivity. Patients who are looking to make healthier lifestyle changes, lower blood pressure, or are at risk for type 2 diabetes are encouraged to join the class.

According to the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes and only 10% are aware they have it. The National DPP is the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, a research-based program focusing on healthy eating and physical activity, which showed that people with prediabetes who take part in a structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).

To learn more about the new Diabetes Prevention Program or to join before September 26, 2023, please contact Josey Smiedala at 406-873-3696 or jsmiedala@logan.org.