Additional Education & Programs - Lexington Regional

Additional Education & Programs

Being educated on how to control gestational diabetes is important for the health of you and your baby. Education, support, and monitoring are covered in this class to give you peace of mind during your pregnancy.

Diet is an important part of our lives. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) is an evidence-based medical approach to treating conditions through the use of an individually focused nutrition plan. You will work with our Registered Dietitian on carbohydrate counting, weight management, lipid control, and meal planning. Physician referral is required.

Support groups are offered in both Elwood and Lexington once a month from September to May. For more information, including dates and times, call Gloria Dawson at (308) 324- 8315.

If you have pre-diabetes or other risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The Walk this Weigh lifestyle change program can help!

Walk this Weight is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 4 months, and then twice per month for the remainder of the year. By meeting with others who have pre-diabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles.

As part of a Walk this Weigh group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

The year-long program costs $100. You may pay all at once or set up a payment plan. Some insurance plans will cover the cost of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Check with your insurance provider regarding your policy information.

Walk this Weigh is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes. By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7% of your body weight- that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have pre-diabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes in half.

Contact Us

Phone: 308-324-8338
Email: lzarek@lexrhc.org
If you are interested in more information, please contact Lacey Zarek, Registered Dietitian.

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