---- — Get fit, lose weight together
DERRY — Parkland Medical Center is hosting a community wellness and weight loss challenge.
This is for everyone, whether you are just starting a healthier lifestyle or well on your way to reaching your goals.
Ten weekly educational meetings will be held three times each week. There will be optional weekly weigh-ins. Register as an individual or as a team of four.
Weekly topics will include nutrition research, top food additives to avoid, exercise smarter not harder, inflammation and disease, heart healthy living, dealing with plateaus, stress, gluten and more.
Prizes will be awarded to the individual with the highest percentage weight loss, and most inches off the waist and to the winning team.
Information and registration are Tuesday, Sept. 10, between 2 and 7 p.m. or Friday, Sept. 13, between noon and 4 p.m. Classes will be held at 4 and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Fridays, beginning Sept. 17.
Go to the Nutfield Building, in front of Parkland Medical Center, Room 102B. Use entrance C from the rear of the building.
Call or text Debra Poggi, health coach, at 703-1566.
Diabetes program recognized at Derry Medical
DERRY — The American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the Derry Medical Center diabetes program. This certification assures that its program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
The certificate assures that educational programs meet the national standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Programs that achieve recognition status have met strict qualifications among a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.
“The process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of services they provide,” said Lori Muller, one of the certified diabetes educators at Derry Medical Center. “And, of course, it assures our patients that he or she will receive high-quality, nationally accredited treatment.”
Education recognition is verified by an official certificate from ADA and awarded for four years. Self-management education is an essential component of diabetes treatment. Derry Medical Center patients are taught self-care skills, that promote better management of his or her diabetes treatment regimen, including an understanding of diabetes disease process, nutritional management, physical activity, medications, monitoring, preventing, detecting and treating acute and chronic complications through risk reduction, goal-setting and problem-solving.
There are monthly diabetes support group meetings at Derry Medical Center’s Nutrition & Diabetes Care building at 14 Tsienneto Road Medical Park on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The topic for Sept. 10 is “Take Charge of Your Diabetes.”
For more information about diabetes care, visit DerryMedicalCenter.com/diabetes or call 537-3033.