july, 2019

sat20jul9:00 am12:00 pmPre-diabetes Class at Winneshiek Medical Center9:00 am - 12:00 pm Winneshiek Medical Center lower level conference rooms, 901 Montgomery St., Decorah, IowaAge Range:All agesCost:Cost/Fee Registration Deadline (if applicable): Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Event Details

If your blood glucose level is 100 or above, you may have
pre-diabetes. 
However, there are simple,
everyday steps you can take to drive those numbers back down into the normal
range. Jean Irvin, registered nurse and certified diabetes educator, says,
“Blood glucose levels in the high 90s or low 100s are your cue to make some
healthy changes, which will help you prevent type 2 diabetes and all the health
concerns that may follow it.”

Learn how to make healthy lifestyle changes at Winneshiek
Medical Center’s pre-diabetes education class on Saturday, July 20 from 9 am to
12 noon on the lower level of the medical center. The class costs just $25 thanks
to the generous support from the Depot Outlet and the Winneshiek Medical Center
Foundation. 
Participants will receive
valuable materials and education not typically covered by insurance.
   

The WMC pre-diabetes education class is open to anyone
interested in understanding and preventing or delaying the onset of
diabetes. 
Instructors will discuss the
definition of pre-diabetes, risk factors, prevention of type 2 diabetes and
carbohydrate counting.
 

Class size is limited; the registration deadline is Wednesday,
July 17. 
Call 563-387-3156 to register
or for more information.
 

 

What’s my risk?


The CDC estimates that approximately 23 million adults are
currently diagnosed with diabetes, which has increased 2 million people over
the last year. 
Unfortunately, the CDC
reports an additional 7 million adults live with the disease without realizing
it.

People with a high risk for type 2 diabetes are those who
are overweight, sedentary, over the age of 45 and have a family history of
diabetes. African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and
Pacific Islanders are also at an increased risk, as are women who have had
babies weighing more than nine pounds at birth.

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location

Winneshiek Medical Center lower level conference rooms

901 Montgomery St., Decorah, Iowa

Registration Deadline (if applicable)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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