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New Diabetes Program Teaches How To Restore Health

   GREENEVILLE, TN -- Is diabetes ruining your life? Are you tired of increasing medications and having difficulty losing weight? Are you afraid of future complications and don’t know where to turn?

   The answers can be found at free information sessions Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 1 at noon and 7 p.m. in Takoma Adventist Hospital’s Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center.

   These free sessions will introduce a revolutionary new course called the Wellspring Diabetes Program, which applies the most recent research in lifestyle medicine to the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Type I diabetics also can benefit from the program, which will be held Sept. 12-Oct. 6 at the local Seventh-day Adventist Church.

   “This program will be much more in-depth than any other programs available in our area,” Nancy Salamina, a registered nurse and certified diabetic educator at Takoma Hospital, said. “Even if you have attended other diabetic programs, this program will build on your current knowledge and take you to the next level of lifestyle change and wellness.”

   Program attendees will hear a team of the world’s leading experts in lifestyle medicine explain how those fighting Type 2 diabetes can learn to restore their health using methods developed from the clinical treatment of more than 1,500 people. “These people have been able to decrease or eliminate insulin injections, normalize blood sugar levels, dramatically reduce cholesterol levels, lower their blood pressure and reduce or completely eliminate medications,” Lynda Nelson, local director of the national program, said.

   People diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes or who are at risk for Type 2 Diabetes are especially invited.  Family members are also welcome.

    “This program also can help those suffering from metabolic syndrome, and those who are obese, because all of this usually runs together,” Nelson noted.

   The program includes sixteen sessions, a 30-day lifestyle change menu, cooking tips, recipes, and the “Wellspring Healthy Cooking” DVD series developed by chefs and culinary experts.

   Cost is $175, and includes a free heart monitor. Spouses may attend for only $50 more.

   To learn more about the Wellspring Diabetes Program, please call Lynda Nelson at 638-6633 or Nancy Salamina at 636-0308. Or, visit the program’s website at