UMC seeks pre-diabetic patients for prevention program

University Medical Center’s Family Medicine Clinic is seeking pre-diabetic patients for a diabetes prevention program expected to begin in the next few weeks.

University Medical Center (UMC) is a multi-specialty practice operated by The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. The College also functions as a regional campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, which is headquartered in Birmingham.

The program is designed to help patients who are pre-diabetic to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes using steps found to be effective in the National Diabetes Education Program’s Diabetes Prevention Program.

Participants in the UMC program will attend four weekly group sessions followed by six monthly sessions. They will learn and participate in activities focused on planning healthy meals and controlling portion size, making healthy choices when eating out, planning physical activities, working with doctors and nurses to ensure good health and learning about diabetes and its symptoms.

Angela Hammond, MSN, CRNP, CDE, a nurse practitioner in UMC’s Faculty-Staff Clinic, will lead the diabetes prevention program.

The Faculty-Staff Clinic is a walk-in clinic that provides care exclusively for University of Alabama faculty, staff and their families.

To join the diabetes prevention program or for more information, call (205) 348-4696.