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Are you at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

This progam can change that.

In order to address the growing risk of Type 2 (T2) Diabetes in our region, we have launched the EJGH Prevent T2 Program!

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes.

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with other participants and a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes include losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.

Cynthia Freudenthal and Rose Wade are both experienced nurses and diabetes counselors who have been specially trained to become lifestyle coaches and help guide you on a path to better health.

Being part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.

Prevent T2 Program Eligibility:
  • Did you know reducing your weight by just 5-7% reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes by 58%!
  • The proper diet and exercise program not only reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes, it reduces, and can eliminate, the need for medications.
  • This evidence based program provides the coaching and support to make healthy changes fun and much easier.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Fasting blood glucose of 100-125
  • A1C of 5.7-6.4
  • History of gestational diabetes
  • Recent (within the past year) blood test or claim code indicating pre-diabetes
  • BMI ≥25 kg/m (≥23 kg/m if Asian)
  • Never diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Hearing your doctor say, “You’re at risk for type 2 diabetes,” or “You have prediabetes,” means that you can start preventing type 2 diabetes today. And you do not have to do it alone. Finding the PreventT2 program was your first step on that journey. If you have prediabetes, now is the time for prevention.

Contact Cindy Freudenthal RN, CDE at (504) 503-4165 to register today!

Wound Care And Hyperbaric Medicine Center

The Wound Center provides multidisciplinary outpatient treatment for patients with chronic non-healing wounds. These wounds are usually the result of diabetes, excessive pressure (bedsores), circulatory conditions, trauma or surgery. The patient's initial visit includes a comprehensive evaluation, which is used by staff to develop an individualized care plan using the most advanced treatments available. Education is provided throughout the course of treatment to promote rapid healing and prevent recurrence.

Patients may be referred to the Wound Center by their physicians or they may self-refer.

 

hperbaricsHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy operates in conjunction with East Jefferson’s existing wound care center which provides outpatient services to people with chronic or difficult to heal wounds. Hyperbaric medicine, also known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), is the medical use of concentrated oxygen at levels higher than atmospheric pressure. HBOT has numerous indications some of which include the treatment of certain diabetic wounds of the lower extremities, necrotizing soft tissue infections, chronic refractory osteomyelitis, radiation necrosis, and failed skin grafts..

The goal of the East Jefferson Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center is to significantly increase patients’ wound healing rates and improve patients’ quality of life.

The Diabetes Management Center offers evaluation, individual and group education and support for people living with diabetes. The center strives to empower patients to successfully manage their diabetes on a daily basis.

Because successful diabetes management depends largely on the patient, education is extremely important. Patients learn about the disease itself, their prescribed medication, nutrition, activity and personal goal setting. Education regarding early recognition of signs and symptoms and treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) are included.

Education Offerings

The Diabetes Management Center offers diabetes education in both individual and group settings. Diabetes Dynamics classes, Diabetes Basics, and community health fairs are available to the community. Diabetes Dynamics is a two-class course that meets once a month that teaches the basics of diabetes management, nutrition, foot care, exercise goal setting and motivation.

For more information on these educational offerings, call (504) 503-4165.

Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group

Sponsored by the Diabetes Management Center, this support group is free and meets on the last Thursday of each month from noon to 1 pm. Members share information and support each other to promote successful diabetes management. New members are welcome. Please call (504) 503-4165 for more information.

In the event you are not able to attend our class or support group, and if you have questions about managing your diabetes between support group meetings, please email your questions to dmanage@ejgh.org. A certified diabetes educators will answer your questions and concerns about diabetes management.

For Diabetes Dynamics or support group information, call (504) 503-4165.



Contact Information

Wound & Diabetes Management Center
4200 Houma Blvd., 6th Floor
Metairie, LA 70006
Phone: (504) 503-4165