Boston Heart goes above and beyond the CDC-approved curriculum by utilizing the personalized Lifestyle Program.
Led by Boston Heart’s Registered Dietitian Coaches who are clinical experts and specialize in behavior change, the program provides patients a truly personalized experience, including access to an online portal where they can find effective tools and resources like recipes, customized menus, a food journal and more to aide their health improvement journey.
According to the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an intensive lifestyle program that includes regular physical activity and frequent contact with a health professional such as a Registered Dietitian can achieve weight loss of less than 5 percent and significant beneficial effects on glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), a measurement of average blood sugar levels which provides an indication of longer-term glucose control.
“Learning about type 2 diabetes is the first step to prevention,” said Dr. Michael Dansinger, in a statement.“During the 22-session course led by Registered Dietitian Coaches, patients will learn how to use their personalized nutrition and Life Plan along with other resources in order to make the lasting lifestyle changes they need to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes.”
Dr. Michael Dansinger is the Founding Director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts Medical Center. In that program, patients who adhered to lifestyle modifications were able to prevent diabetes. Dr. Dansinger provides an array of knowledge in nutrition and lifestyle medicine, which created the foundation of Boston Heart’s lifestyle program and diabetes prevention program.
“This program is a great addition to our Lifestyle Program. Having a CDC recognized program instills confidence in our providers that their patients are receiving an evidence-based approach to improve both their heart health and prevent type 2 diabetes,” said Boston Heart President Pat Noland, in a press release.
Founded by renowned cardiovascular researchers and led by seasoned lab and diagnostic executives, Boston Heart is one of the fastest growing health companies in the country. The headquarters is in Framingham.