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February 16, 2016 bchc-news

BCHC to host Prediabetes Education Class

On Wednesday, March 16th, Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Prediabetes Information and Support Group, beginning at 5 p.m. in Meeting Room A at BCHC.

Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetic.

Risk factors for prediabetes include:

  • Being overweight
  • Are age 45 years or older
  • Have a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Do not get regular physical activity

 

It is estimated that 1 in every 4 adults has prediabetes.  Diabetes has become an epidemic in the United States with as many as thirty percent of the population developing the disease.  Attend this class to find out what you can do to reverse this disease process and lower your chances of heart, artery and kidney complications in the future.

For more information or to register, contact the Wellness Center at 319-332-0850.

 

Pictured: Pre-Diabetes Support Team: Cindy Horn, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator and Shelbie Penner, Registered Licensed Dietician

 

 

 

 

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