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May 30, 2018

Diabetes Prevention Program begins Tuesday, June 12, in Lafayette

Register now for this Lafayette class

Boulder County, Colo. - More than 65,000 people in Boulder County have prediabetes! Ninety percent don’t even know they have it. Could you be one of them?

Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar is elevated, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Left untreated, prediabetes can raise your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The good news is that if you lose weight, adopt healthier eating habits, and become more active, you can cut your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes in half.

The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program beginning Tuesday, June 12, at Clinica Family Health in Lafayette. It is a national program developed by the Centers for Disease Control. Over the course of this year-long program, participants get the support they need to learn how to make changes that will last.

What: Diabetes Prevention Program
When: Begins Tuesday, June 12, noon – 1 p.m.
Where: Clinica Family Health, 1735 S. Public Rd., Lafayette

Registration and a diagnosis of prediabetes are required. To find out if you qualify, or for more information, please contact Melissa Pruitt at 303-441-3599, or mpruitt@bouldercounty.org.

Since joining the Diabetes Prevention Program in September, one recent participant reported he is exercising regularly and has lost 12 pounds. “I like my energy level. I am eating fewer carbs, doing less snacking at night and having smaller portions.”

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