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Registration on for YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The Merrimack Valley YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

The program is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes or at risk can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach helps participants adapt a lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes. The program is organized as 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more.

Classes are starting in September at several locations.

For More Information contact: Gia Saraceni, YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator, at (978) 725-6681 ext 158 or at gsaraceni@mvymca.org.

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