GREENSBORO, N.C. - November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.
1 out of 4 don't know they have diabetes.
There are 2 main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.
People with type 1 diabetes don't make insulin.
People with type 2 diabetes don't effectively use the insulin produced.
Insulin is a hormone that allows your body to use sugar to produce energy.
According to the CDC, 9 out of 10 people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
There's no cure for diabetes.
You can, however, lower your risk for developing the disease.
The YMCA of Greensboro is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program.
The program includes 25 sessions over the course of one year by a trained Lifestyle Coach.
You will learn about the importance of eating healthy foods, exercising, and weight management.
The goal is to help participants lose 7% body weight and gradually increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week.
The Diabetes Prevention Program is $429, which includes the program and a 3 month membership to the YMCA.
For more information or to register, contact your branch of the Greensboro YMCA.