November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Prevention Month

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.

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