FREE Diabetes Prevention Prevent T2 Classes Start August 8

Does someone in your family have Diabetes? Then you may too. You may have it and not even know, greatly increasing your health risks.

New Prevent T2 – Diabetes Prevention Program starting soon – Classes begin at the Honoka’a Clinic on Aug 8 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. or 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and in Kohala Aug 9 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Tell your ‘ohana and call Jennifer Valera at 930-2746 to sign-up.

Alana Masi on left and mother Melanie Jardine are Prevent T2 graduates

Graduate Patty Machado took her prediabetes to heart and built herself a huge greenhouse and poses with jicama or sinkamas she grew.

Last year’s classes lost 252 pounds! You can do it too.

“Come in and see the doctor and take a Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment at Hamakua-Kohala Health. Just answer a few questions and have your blood pressure and blood sugar tested,” urges Patient Educator Jennifer Valera.

Our goal is to decrease new cases of Type 2, Adult Onset Diabetes, so Hamakua-Kohala Health’s services include Prevent T2 pre-diabetes lifestyle management classes.

Prevent T2 classes teach structured lifestyle intervention, which has been successful in helping people at high risk for Type 2 Diabetes lose a moderate amount of weight and increase physical activity. This program has been shown to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by 58% in adults and by 71% in those over 60, according the Hawai’i State Department of Health.

Hamakua-Kohala Health can help! We provide comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare regardless of your ability to pay or if you have no health insurance. Call Hamakua-Kohala Health and schedule a wellness visit today. Visit our website at hamakua-health.org to learn more about our team’s services. Like us on Facebook. Thank you for joining with us to accomplish great things!

Call today to set up your appointment at either clinic:

Honoka’a: 45-549 Plumeria St – 775-7204

Kapa’au: 53-3925 Akoni Pule Hwy – 889-6236