Diabetes Boot Camp teaches importance of healthy
(ATHENS, Ohio — Feb. 4, 2014) Registration is now open for the next
session of the Diabetes Boot Camp, an 8-week hands-on program
designed to help individuals with type 2 diabetes make positive
lifestyle changes to better manage their condition.
The Diabetes Boot Camp provides information, support and education
on exercise and healthy living habits through a combination of
lifestyle education classes and exercise and fitness. Activities
include individualized exercise planning, cooking demonstrations,
recipes and recipe modification ideas, and food preparation tips.
The program will accept up to 20 participants, who will meet
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
at the Athens Community Center, starting Feb. 17. All participants
must obtain a medical clearance from their primary care physician
before beginning the program.
Ohio University Human Resources is partnering with the Diabetes
Institute at Ohio University and the University Medical Associates
Diabetes/Endocrine Care and Research Center to offer the program to
university employees. UHR will cover the registration costs for
those who qualify for the program.
Participants will complete a health assessment and screening before
and after the program, and blood pressure and weight will be checked
weekly to track progress. Prior to and following exercise sessions,
participants also must monitor their blood sugars.
For more information or to join, contact Carole Merckle at
740-566-4872, 740-597-1212 or