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Tawazon: Diabetes Prevention Program

What is the Tawazon Diabetes Prevention Program?

Our Tawazon – balanced lifestyle – Program will help you modify your lifestyle in order to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other health-related conditions. The program is evidence-based and can help if you have prediabetes, or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes but do not yet have the condition.

Prediabetes is a medical condition where your blood sugars are higher than normal. It can eventually predispose you to type 2 diabetes, with a subsequent higher risk of developing diabetic complications such as chronic heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure.

Tawazon is a support group program based on two goals:

  1. Losing five to seven percent of your initial weight
  2. Maintaining 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week

Over the course of six to nine months, you will receive 12 sessions with a lifestyle coach, along with four supervised physical activity sessions with a personal trainer, in order to try to reach these goals.

Further information

Our program aims to help you adopt a moderate physical activity program. Along with diet and exercise support, we provide a supportive team of health coaches, nutritionists, case managers, Primary Care physicians and fitness coaches, to help you improve your quality of life.

The program is run in groups of 20-25 participants. Session times will be based around your particular group.

You can have prediabetes or undiagnosed type 2 diabetes without seeing any obvious warning signs or symptoms. The condition can often be reversed if you change your lifestyle and behavior by introducing physical activity and a diet.

The program is based on the Center of Disease Control (CDC)-recognized pre-diabetes program that aims to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other health-related problems.

Eligibility

The program is available to Saudi Aramco and JHAH adult employees and their eligible dependents who:

  • Have a body mass index (BMI) higher than 25
  • Are diagnosed with prediabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

 

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