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March 09, 2017 bchc-news

Prediabetes Educational Class to be held at BCHC on April 3rd

On Monday, April 3rd, Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Prediabetes education class, beginning at 4 p.m. in Meeting Room A at BCHC.  Prediabetes education classes are held to help reduce the risk for the development of type 2 diabetes.

Prediabetes is when an individual’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is estimated that 1 in every 3 adults has prediabetes.  With a diagnosis of prediabetes, individuals are at a higher risk for the development of type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues, including an increased risk of strokes and heart disease.  Without any lifestyle changes to improve health, 15% to 30% of those with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

Cost of attendance is $15 per registrant.  For additional information or to register, please contact the Wellness Center at 319-332-0850.


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