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Diabetes Management Program

Monday, October 20, 2014


Centra Medical Group – Brookneal is excited to announce a new diabetes management program beginning in November 2014. The program’s goal is to give participants the knowledge and support needed to better manage diabetes through healthy lifestyle practices such as diet and physical activity. 

Research shows that making healthy lifestyle changes can improve blood sugar levels and greatly reduce the risk of medical complications associated with uncontrolled diabetes. A healthy lifestyle also leads to other health benefits such as increased energy levels, better mood, and even reduces the chance of developing other conditions like heart disease and high blood pressure. The medical providers at Centra Medical Group – Brookneal are excited about the opportunity to educate and encourage diabetic patients with this program to improve their diabetes control.

The diabetes program will be hosted by Rachel Sanders, Registered Dietitian, with Centra. Participants will learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.  There will be three group-based interactive classes at the beginning of the program followed by weekly support groups and monthly individual follow ups. The program will begin in November and run through Spring 2015. The sessions will be held at the Centra Medical Group – Brookneal practice.

The program is available through Centra Medical Group - Brookneal free of charge thanks to a generous donation to the Centra Foundation by Foster Fuels, Inc. If you are interested in participating, please call 434.376.2325 and speak with Jeanne Jack. The program can accommodate up to 16 participants. All applicants will be screened by the providers of Centra Medical Group – Brookneal. Upon completing the program, those participants who meet a predetermined goal in control of their diabetes will be recognized with a participation award. Plans are also underway to host a second group program which would start in Spring of 2015.

About Centra Medical Group - Brookneal:

Centra Medical Group Brookneal is located at 104 Carolina Avenue in Brookneal. The phone number is 434.376.2325.

About the Centra Medical Group:

Centra Medical Group is a multi-specialty clinic; a network of local family practices, primary care physicians, and medical and surgical specialists. Through Centra Medical Group, patients are connected to Centra’s wider healthcare system, where award winning services, advanced technologies, and a full range of specialties are available to meet people’s health and wellness needs.