While the formal program begins in September, there is an Information Session scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Campus of BMC. To register for this Information Session, call 413-395-7942.
The addition of a third full-time certified diabetes educator allows the hospital to offer prevention education and specialized diabetes consultations for patients, nurses and physicians in primary care offices, some hospital practices and departments, inpatient units, and at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation.
The Diabetes Education department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Vermont Blueprint for Health, and the YMCA have teamed up to provide the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program locally. Classes are forming now.