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Diabetes Prevention Program begins in October

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You can make a change for your life.

Have you ever been told by a health care professional that you:

  • Are at risk for getting diabetes because a family member had or has diabetes?
  • Have prediabetes?
  • Have borderline diabetes?
  • Have high blood sugar or high blood glucose?
  • Are overweight or obese?
  • Had diabetes when you were pregnant (with or without insulin use)?

You may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. One in three people have prediabetes; nine in ten have no idea they have it until it becomes diabetes or something else. The good news is, you can do something about it now.

Who: Adults 18 years of age or older

What: Mercy Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle change program promoting goals on nutrition, activity, and mental health

Where: Mercy Hospital, Patient Education Room 1701

When: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm starting October 15 OR Wednesdays, 10-11 am starting October 17

How: 16 weekly 1-hour sessions and 10 bi-weekly follow-up sessions with trained CDC-Lifestyle Coaches. Choose one of the dates above to attend, call the number below to sign up, attend the classes and your future self will thank you later.

How much? $50 per person for 1 year. This includes program materials and incentives.

Why: To live healthier, longer, and happier; 58% of new type 2 diabetes cases can be prevention through programs like this. Among adults aged 60 years or older, the reduction is even great at 71%.

Through this change, you can only move forward to accomplishing your lifestyle goals. The question becomes, why not? You have the choice to prevent or delay diabetes. Make a change for your life today. To sign up or learn more, contact Jennifer Gherau at 218.485.5653.