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Small Steps. Big Rewards. Pre-diabetes classes

Pre-diabetes is a condition that indicates a person is at high risk for developing diabetes. If you have pre-diabetes you can prevent or delay diabetes by making a few simple lifestyle changes that work for you. Take the first step today and join us; we’ll help you develop a game plan for better health.

Small Steps: If you have pre-diabetes (higher than normal blood glucose levels but not yet diabetes), losing a modest amount of weight - for example, 10 to 15 pounds for a 200-pound person - can help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. You can do it by building up to 30 minutes of physical activity a day 5 days a week and following a low-calorie, low-fat eating plan.

Big Rewards: Preventing type 2 diabetes can mean a healthier and longer life without serious complications from the disease such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and amputations.

2013 Schedule (All classes held at Inland's Diabetes and Nutrition Wellness)

Thursday, February 7 (snow date February 14) (9-10:30am)
Monday, May 6 (6-7:30pm)
Thursday, September 12  (9-10:30am)
Monday, November 4, (6-7:30pm)

The Small Steps Big Rewards pre-diabetes class is taught by a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Free and open to the community. Pre-registration is required. To sign up or for more information contact inlandhospital@emhs.org or 861-3392.