(WATERVLIET) – Lakeland HealthCare is offering a free program designed to help anyone with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels who is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This program does not require a physician referral and helps area residents change their lifestyles to delay – or avoid – the onset of diabetes.
Thursday, March 6
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Lakeland Community Hospital, Watervliet
400 Medical Park Drive, Watervliet
According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is the biggest public health crisis of the twenty-first century. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, including 7 million people who have not yet been diagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, about 1.9 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in adults age 20 or older. In addition, another 79 million adults are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that increases the risk for diabetes. Early diagnosis of the disease is critical to successful treatment in order to delay or prevent complications such as heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.
Pre-registration for the free class is required. For more information or to register, call (269) 556-2868.