World Diabetes Day: November 14
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
Visit us in the Bellingham YMCA Lobby for diabetes prevention and screening information. As well as information about upcoming YMCA Diabetes Prevention classes.
Thursday, November 14
Bellingham YMCA Lobby
More than 200 Ys across the country help thousands of people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes with YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Diabetes affects more than 29 million people. A condition called prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. More than 84 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Diabetes has no cure, but prediabetes can be reversed.
Chances are you know at least one person with diabetes and probably more than one with prediabetes. To find out if you are at risk, take this quick test. Then share the test with friends and family.
If you find out you or someone you know is at risk for developing diabetes, the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program can help. Contact Tara Marshall at (360) 354-5000 or at email@example.com for more information/registration.