WVU Medicine's Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser, W. Va., will offer the Group Lifestyle Balance™ Program, a training opportunity for health professionals, Oct. 29-30.

This initiative is based on the successful individual intervention used in the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), which was effective in preventing or delaying Type 2 diabetes. The current group-based program has been updated and modified for use in clinical practice and community settings for individuals who are at risk for diabDietes.

This informative and practical two-day workshop will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to conduct the one-year group lifestyle intervention for individuals at risk for diabetes. It is designed specifically for physicians, diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, exercise specialists, behavioral scientists and other health professionals who care for individuals at risk for diabetes.

The workshop is limited to 10 attendees, and pre-registration is required. To register or for more information, contact Brenna Earnest at 304-597-3774 or earnestb@wvuhealthcare.com.

This educational activity is jointly provided by the Diabetes Prevention Support Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. Successful participants may be awarded 12.5 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours. Attendees must attend both days and remain for the duration of the workshop to receive CNE credit. The cost is $6 for continuing education. Dietitians who complete the workshop may also earn 12.5 continuing education credits.