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Free Upcoming Class - National Diabetes Prevention Program

By Noelda Lopez

July 01, 2016

Free Upcoming Class – National Diabetes Prevention Program  

EUSTIS, FL – Central Florida Health in collaboration with the Florida Department of Health in Lake County (DOH-Lake) will be offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program starting:

Tuesday, July 12 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Leesburg Regional Medical Center (Wound Care Classroom A)
600 E. Dixie Avenue, Leesburg, FL
 
Wednesday, July 13 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
The Villages Regional Hospital (Sharon Morse Building, Room 520)
1451 El Camino Real, The Villages, FL
 
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a 12 month program that consists of 16 weekly one hour core sessions followed by 6 monthly follow-up sessions that provide tools to eat healthy, be more active and lose weight.
 
Pre-diabetes is when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetes.
 
You may be at risk for Type 2 Diabetes if you:

  • ·         Are overweight
  • ·         Are 45 years of age or older
  • ·         Have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes
  • ·         Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
  • ·         Had gestational diabetes or gave birth to a baby that weight more than 9 pounds.

To register or if you have any additional questions please call 352-589-6424 Option 3.  See your doctor to get your blood sugar tested today.
 
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