Saturday, 15 January 2011

Preventing Diabetes

Preventing Diabetes

Diabetes is a growing problem for older adults, and the YMCA of Marquette County has a new program to help those at risk for the disease.

The Y's new pre-diabetes program started this week, and their goal is to provide information and activities for those at risk.

If your doctor has diagnosed you as pre-diabetic or you have any of the warning signs, such as being overweight, having high blood pressure, or have family members with the disease, then the program is for you.

"We will focus on increasing physical activity and letting people know how they can lose weight slowly, steadily, and lose that weight to prevent getting type two diabetes," said Y Wellness Director, Jenna Zdunek.

The program runs for seven weeks and costs $30.

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