SAMC looks to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Tools used to check blood sugar and insulin to level blood sugar for a diabetic. (Photo: Pixabay)
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) Southeast Alabama Medical Center, (SAMC) will be offering a new health program in 2018. “Prevent Type 2” will be a year long 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.”

SAMC is holding two informational sessions on their new program Thursday, December 14th, on the 7th floor of the Doctors Building. One is at 8 a.m. and the other is at 5:30 p.m. To sign up and for more information call 334-793-8854 or emailing