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November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

If you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, the Y can help you adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle to reduce your chances of developing the disease.

In addition to the rising prevalence of diabetes in the U.S., 79 million Americans have prediabetes, and without lifestyle changes, are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes within the next 10 years.

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long lifestyle program that reduces the risk by healthier eating, increased activity and other behavioral changes.

Nationally, people in the program have lost an average 4.8 percent of body weight. For more info or to learn if you qualify, call Joyce Hoth at the YMCA of Greater St. Louis at 314-436-1177.

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Dr. Nick Barnes November 05, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Thanks for posting this! We actually have a workshop coming up on November 8th discussing how to prevent AND/OR reverse diabetes. It is going to be an awesome workshop that will change so many lives. Check out http://www.facebook.com/events/505994349412345/ for more details!

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