Be Your Best
The Be Your Best Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle balance program carefully designed to help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes Type 2. You will learn how to lose weight and enjoy eating healthy and being active. The program is based on research studies regarding the best ways to help people make life-long changes that support healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and weight loss and management.
The classes are held weekly for the first 16 weeks, then monthly for 6 months. We cover nutrition and exercise in depth at the beginning, then the remainder of the material is focused on making changes to your lifestyle that support your weight and health goals. Weekly weights, support meetings, plus food and exercise journals keep everyone on track. We offer walks and exercise classes for the group as well as passes to area gyms and studios to try new ways of exercise. We will hold four sessions per year.
Are you interested? These are the steps you need to take in order to enroll in this transforming program!
Step 1: Determine if you are eligible. You are eligible if you have a BMI (body mass index) of 25 or higher plus any ONE of the following:
high blood pressure or taking medications for it
blood glucose between 100-125 (never been diagnosed with Diabetes) or taking Metformin
high cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL or low HDL or taking medication for it
having had a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds at birth
having had gestational diabetes when pregnant
don't know your BMI? check here: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
Step 2: Get your FASTING blood work done - full cholesterol panel (LDL, HDL, triglycerides) and blood sugar. If you have results within 6 months of the first class, those are acceptable too.
Step 3: Your physician will then need to sign a medical clearance form. The lab results can either entered directly onto the form or attached to it. This can be faxed to me or mailed - the contact information is on the form.
Step 4: The last step is to meet with your life coach individually and review your goals, plans, and challenges. I will be your life coach from here on out, so it's important for us to get to know each other. You'll have group support and individual support throughout the entire program.
Individuals covered by health insurance offered
Please contact us at 406-258-4935 if you have any questions or would like to take the next steps to get enrolled.
Be Your Best Program Coordinator
Heather Lucas Sauro, MS, RD, CYT 258-4935
Nutrition Services Supervisor
Mary Pittaway MS, RD 258-4837