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Grundy County Memorial Hospital offers program to prevent diabetes

February 9, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) joins the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to help stop diabetes every day by offering their educational consultations for those who have been diagnosed with diabetes. During the month of February, GCMH is again offering their Pre-diabetes Program for those at risk of developing diabetes or for those who are interested in learning more about diabetes.

Seventy-nine million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. Every 17 seconds, someone is diagnosed with diabetes. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in the year 2050, unless we take steps to stop diabetes. Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke.

The Pre-diabetes Program is for anyone who has an interest in stopping diabetes. Come and learn how to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. No physician referral is required. Topics include: Definition of pre-diabetes, type 1, and type 2 diabetes. Diagnosis of pre-diabetes.

Diagnosis of diabetes. Prevalence of diabetes. Risk factors. Goals for cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. Symptoms of diabetes. Goals and importance of prevention. Benefits of increased activity. Benefits of weight loss.

Healthy eating, meal planning, and eating out.

There is a cost for the one-day program. The class will be held on Monday, February 24, 2014 from 6:30 8:30 p.m. in the GCMH Education Room. Please enter at door #3 on the west side of the hospital.

Register early, as space is limited. Call the GCMH schedulers at (319) 824-5081 or toll-free (888) 824-5081 to register today. For more information on GCMH services, please visit our website at



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