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Prevent T2 Express

Prevent T2 Express is a structured program designed to teach risk prevention strategies to individuals at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This express version of the original program provides vital information in a condensed format. During the 12-week course, a certified coach helps participants incorporate lifestyle changes, including healthy eating, stress management and increased physical activity. You will also benefit from group support among others who share similar goals.

Program Details

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • UToledo employee
  • Be at least 18 years old, and
  • Have a body mass index at or higher than 24, and
  • Have no previous diagnosis of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, and
  • Have a blood-test result in the prediabetes range within the past year
    - Hemoglobin A1c 5.7-6.4%, or
    - Fasting glucose 100-125 mg/ dL, or
  • Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes, or
  • Score high risk on the American Diabetes Association's Type 2 Diabetes
    Risk Test at diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test 

 

Weekly Session Topics

  • Program intro and more about T2
  • Eat well to prevent T2
  • Get active to prevent T2
  • Digging Deeper with the Dietitian
  • Manage stress
  • Success away from home
  • Keep your heart healthy
  • Coping with triggers
  • Get enough sleep
  • Building your mental health muscle
  • Taking charge for life

 

Weekly Session Details

When: Tuesdays from 12-1 p.m., Jan. 31-April 18, 2023
Where: Virtually, via WebEx
How: email universitywellness@utoledo.edu with your program eligibility by Jan. 27, 2023 

 

 

 

Prevention Screening Blitz

University Wellness and UToledo Pharmacies are partnering to provide monthly health prevention screenings. All screenings are complementary and confidential. Fasting is not required. Now offering HbA1c testing with results ready in 5 minutes!

Who: All UToledo employees and students are invited to participate
What: Complementary health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, HbA1c and DEXA scan
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month (Main Campus) and 3rd Wednesday of each month (Health Science Campus) 
How: No appointment necessary and screenings are offered first come, first served. Visit either location during the set hours.

Main Campus
University Health Center, University Wellness Office (across the hall from the health clinic)
2nd Tuesday of each month
1-3 p.m.

Health Science Campus
Four Seasons Bistro, Pinnacle Room 1412
3rd Wednesday of each month 
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Exploring the Intersection between Mental Health and Physical Health
When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12:00 p.m. 

Awareness of the mind-body connection is by no means new. And we know that we cannot view our body and mind like machines that are complete with replaceable, independent parts, with no connection to each other, but we do need to look at the approaches to whole health and how we can support overall wellbeing by listening to both our bodies and our minds. Join us as we explore the connection and some key points in how we can improve our overall wellbeing. Register for this event.

Minimizing Worry to Maximize Your Life
When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1:30 p.m.

Are you a worrywart? Nineteen million Americans are chronic worriers and 38 percent report worrying every day. We all worry at times, but if you constantly stress over everything in your life you may be developing a chronic worry habit that can lead to physical and mental health difficulties including stress-related illnesses, generalized anxiety disorder and depression. In this session we will assist you in analyzing the root cause of worry, and strategies to break the cycle of worry. Register for this event.

Creating a Respectful Workplace
When: Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:00 p.m.

The objectives of this session are to: 1) Develop an understanding of individual differences and how to thrive in a diverse organization; 2) Learn what makes a healthy work environment and how to handle challenging situations or behavior; 3) Discuss examples of unwelcome communication and behaviors then review what appropriate and respectful responses are. Register for this event.

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Step 1: Visit Impact Solution Website
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Step 4: Enter Company Code: 'uteap' and follow the instructions in your activation email. 

Diabetes Conversation Maps

Conversation Maps® are designed to promote interactive discussion in a small group setting of people living with diabetes. Each map addresses a different topic area to assist with self-management of the disease. All sessions will be lead by members of the UToledo Pharmacies team. Employees can choose which sessions to participate in, as they are all independent of each other.

Map 1: On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes
During this session, we will discuss what diabetes is, key organs and their role in diabetes, monitoring your blood sugar and using those results, eating and physical activity, in addition to the importance of a support system.

Map 2: Diabetes and Healthy Eating
This session focuses on the relationship between food and blood sugar, what nutrients make up foods, meal planning and other strategies, and the importance of having a plan for social settings.

Map 3: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose
We will discuss what blood glucose and insulin are, blood glucose targets and how you feel when your blood glucose is in and out of your target ranges, monitoring your A1C, what can make blood glucose go up and down, and how monitor results to manage diabetes.

Map 4: Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes
During this session, we will focus on the natural course of diabetes, the potential long-term complications of diabetes, how to delay or reduce the risk of long-term complications, and the importance of checking for complications.

When: Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 7 and March 21, all sessions are from 1-2 p.m.
Where: Health Science Campus, Pinnacle Room 1412 (Four Seasons Bistro)
How: Register by Feb. 2, 2023. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email.

Registration Link

Dimensions of Wellness Workshops

University Wellness supports the well-being of employees by offering programs and resources based on the dimensions of wellness. When balance is achieved in each dimension, you achieve the highest level of well-being. UToledo employees are invited to participate in monthly workshops that will introduce a variety of wellness strategies and resources.

Spring 2023 Semester 

Spring Dimensions of Wellness Workshop Registration

Introduction to Personal Visioning Workshop
January 31, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Health Science Campus, Dowling Hall, room 2315

In this one hour workshop we will support you in accessing your inner wisdom through the gates of mind, body and soul in order to begin shaping a personal vision for your life. You will leave with a tool kit of exercises to support your ongoing visioning work. This session is lead by Holistic Hands Wellness Gallery. Registration is required.

Crystal Bowl Sound Therapy
February 15, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Main Campus, Health and Human Services, room 1711B

April 19, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Health Science Campus, Morse Center Fitness Room

Lie comfortably as the sound waves from genuine American quartz crystal bowls wash over you. We will effortlessly achieve a state of deep relaxation, enhancing our immune systems, creativity, well-being, improving sleep, & decreasing stress & agitation, balancing blood pressure… and all sorts of other wonderful health benefits supporting balance in mind, body, and soul. Some yoga mats will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own and anything that will help you feel comfortable (pillow, blanket, water bottle, etc). This session is lead by Holistic Hands Wellness Gallery. Space is limited and registration is required.

Mindful Art
March 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Health Science Campus, Pinnacle Room 1412, Four Seasons Bistro

You do not have to consider yourself to be artistic to unwind and experience what it is like to be IN THE FLOW with mindful art! Join Becky, from Holistic Hands Wellness Gallery, as we dive into play with alcohol inks on tile.  It is amazing what you can tap into when you are fully present and in the moment, unleashing your creative side.  You will be able to take your creations home. Space is limited and registration is required.

Shedding Light on Depression, Anxiety and Recovery
March 1, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Webinar hosted by Impact Solutions

We all have moments when we feel down or nervous. Often, these feelings are fleeting and pass within a short time. However, this is not always the case. This webinar focuses on raising awareness about stress, anxiety and depression, demystifying the symptoms and treatment options. We will provide information for you or a loved one on how to get help.

Chair Massages
May 9, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Main Campus, Health and Human Services building, room 1100

Chair massage focuses on the neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Participants will be seated in an ergonomic chair and the massage will be done over their clothes. Appointments are required and last 10 minutes. Due to the limited number of appointments available and the inability to reschedule, we ask that you work to ensure you are able to attend your scheduled appointment. 

 

New Year Solutions Challenge

The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on past achievements and focus on healthy, positive changes that can be made moving forward! This challenge, using the Wellable platform, will help you set effective goals by learning how to make them S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely). During the challenge you will earn Wellable Points for tracking physical activity, logging meals and snacks, and participating in weekly Goal Setting Exercises.

Who: All UToledo employees
What: A 4-week virtual challenge to help participants set achievable goals to improve their well-being
When: Jan. 23-Feb. 19, 2023; Register by Jan. 19, 2023
Where: Virtually using the Wellable platform
Why: Setting goals for health behaviors using the S.M.A.R.T. method can make a positive impact on your well-being. Participants that complete the necessary actions using Wellable will be eligible for a raffle toward a one of eight $50 Whole Food gift cards or one of five TRX All-In-One Suspension Trainer home gyms.
How: Register by Jan. 19, 2023; registered participants will receive an email, prior to the start of the challenge, with instructions on how to create a Wellable account.

Register for the challenge

Last Updated: 1/11/23