Registration open for FREE SAMC diabetes prevention program

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Published: Jul. 4, 2018 at 9:57 AM CDT
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Southeast Alabama Medical Center will be offering a new health program in 2018. “Prevent Type 2” will be a yearlong class teaching adults how to avoid type 2 diabetes.

The support group style sessions will discuss healthy eating habits, exercise routines, and weight and stress management. The only requirement is that you do “not” have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can lead to stroke, heart attack, blindness, kidney disease and amputation

“There are over 30-million adults in the United States diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,” said Molly Hand, a SAMC Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator. “There’s about 86-million more with pre-diabetes. We know that someone with pre-diabetes is more likely to develop diabetes in the next 5 to 15 years, so we can only imagine how big that diabetes number going to grow.”

The free program will start July 9th. The classes are will be held Mondays from 5 to 6 p.m.

To sign up and for more information, call 334-793-8854, or email vlstephens@samc.org