Pittsfield: Diabetes education weight loss program

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The Berkshire Health Systems Diabetes Education Program has implemented a Weight Loss and Lifestyle Change Program with new classes beginning in September at multiple locations across the Berkshires.

An information session is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Hillcrest Campus of BMC. To register for the information session, call 413-395-7942.

The program is aimed at adults 18 and older who have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes by a blood test within the past year. To be eligible, participants must have a need to lose weight, with a Body Mass Index of 25 or higher.

The yearlong program involves 16 weekly classes over the first six month period, and six monthly sessions over the remaining six months.

The program is covered by Medicare and MassHealth. For more information or to apply, call 413-395-7942.

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