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Prevent diabetes

January 21, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) joins 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 January, GCMH is again offering their 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 steps are taken 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 and goal setting.

The cost for the two day program covers the cost of food and materials: The first day of the program is Monday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the GCMH Education Room.

The second day of class is Tuesday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the GCMH Education Room. A light meal will be served.

Please enter at Door #3 on the west side of the hospital. Register early, as space is limited. Call the GCMH 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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