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February 8, 2018

Diabetes Prevention Program begins Wednesday, March 7, in Longmont

Registration required -- Information session on Wednesday, Feb.28

Boulder County, Colo. - More than 84.1 million people, or one out of three American adults, 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. The bad news is that prediabetes increases 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 Wednesday, March 7. 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:
Info session on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; classes start Wednesday, March 7 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Where:
Longmont United Hospital, 1950 Mountain View Ave.

A new class will be meeting from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting March 7 at Longmont United Hospital. An information
session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, also 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Longmont United.

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 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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