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November is American diabetes month

November 12, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

November is American Diabetes Month, a time to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) is joining the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to help stop diabetes every day by continuing to offer their ADA Diabetes Education Program for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes. During the month of November, GCMH is offering a Pre-Diabetes Program for those at risk of developing diabetes or for those who are interested in learning more about diabetes.

Seventy-nine million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in the year 2050, unless we take steps to stop Diabetes. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.

The Pre-Diabetes Program is for anyone who has an interest in stopping diabetes. The program is led by the dietitian and registered nurse who co-teach the Diabetes Education Program. Come and learn how to prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. No physician referral is required. Topics include: Overview of pre-diabetes. Risk assessment/management. Healthful eating at home or away. Physical activity. Behavior awareness. Stress management. Goal setting.

The cost for the two-day program and covers the cost of food and materials:

The first day of the program is Monday, November 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the GCMH Education Room. A light meal will be served. The second day of class is Monday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the GCMH Education Room

Please enter at Door #3 on the west side of the hospital. Register early, as space is limited. Call the GCMH schedulers at (319) 824-5081 or toll-free (888) 824-5081 to register today. For more information on GCMH services, please visit



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