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Prevent diabetes

January 27, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) joins the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to help stop diabetes every day by offering their educational consultations for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes. During the month of February, 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. Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with 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. 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 one-day program covers food and materials. The class will be held on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 6:30 8:30 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 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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