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New program, Diabetes Undone, offered at Dayton General Hospital

Learn to optimize your lifestyle strategies to reclaim your health

 

December 19, 2019



Currently, 26 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million have prediabetes. Both of these conditions significantly increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other complications. The prevailing medical paradigm teaches that diabetes is a chronic, incurable disease, and diabetics surrender to the idea that they will struggle with the disease for the rest of their lives.

Judith Holmes, a licensed clinical social worker and Dietitian/Nutritionist Jeanne Hall, will be presenting an eight-week program at Dayton Community Hospital on Sundays, January 5 through February 23. The program, Diabetes Undone, is a research-tested intervention in reversing type 2 diabetes and other lifestyle diseases.

The program is designed to empower participants to optimize their nutrition, exercise, and other powerful lifestyle strategies, all of which enable them to reclaim their health. The same strategies that are taught to fight diabetes also combat heart disease, obesity, cancer, autoimmune disease, and many other lifestyle-related health conditions.


The Diabetes Undone curriculum includes a cookbook, workbook, and informational videos and can be taken in a group setting or on an individual level from home. Participants will learn how to form new habits and make better choices based on increased knowledge, skills, and encouragement.

Diabetes Undone was developed by Dr. Wes Youngberg, DrPH, a clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist (dryoungberg.com) for use in community education. Youngberg, DrPH, has been working with diabetics for the past twenty-five years. He has found that, by addressing the cause of illness rather than just treating the symptoms, type 2 diabetics can experience dramatic health improvements, avoid complications, and possibly even reverse the condition.

The classes will take place at the Dayton General Hospital, Cafeteria Conference Room on Sundays, January 5 through February 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch is included in each session. The cost is $99. For more information, contact: Jeanne Hall, MS, Dietitian/Nutritionist at (509) 386-6760, or Judith Homburg, LICSW, at (509) 386-4668.

 

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