Today, approximately 86 million Americans are living with pre-diabetes, yet nine out of 10 of these adults do not know they have it because there are often no symptoms. Pre-diabetes is often a precursor to diabetes but can be reversed.
The Diabetes Prevention Program, developed by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, is a yearlong lifestyle coaching workshop that will start Monday, Jan. 27, at a variety of locations including Whitney Senior Center, CentraCare Plaza, and Lifestyle Health.
If you have a family history of diabetes, are overweight or inactive, have high blood pressure/high cholesterol and/or want to live a healthier lifestyle, consider enrolling in this program. You can expect to lose approximately five to seven percent of your body weight (if overweight), improve your food choices, increase your physical activity, receive group support and expert coaching for one year.