Diabetes Prevention Weight loss program now being offered in Negaunee

NEGAUNEE — A yearlong program designed to help individuals lower the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes is now being offered at the Negaunee Senior Center.

The program focuses on making gradual changes in your everyday life, like eating healthy and doing physical activity for 30 minutes each day.

According to the CDC, one out of three American adults is prediabetic and one in 10 has diabetes.

Ann Constance the Director of the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network, goal is to help people get rid of their prediabetes.

“We want people to have a high quality of life, to feel good, to be able to do all the things they want to do in life. If we are preventing diabetes, we are also helping prevent kidney disease, heart disease, and different types of cancer. There is just a lot of physical benefits and for a society we like to have everybody active and enjoying life,” said Ann Constance, Director of the U.P. Diabetes Outreach Network.

The program will meet most Mondays for 6 months and then once a month for 6 months.

The cost of the program is only $10.

For more information and where you can sign up call the Negaunee Senior Center at (906) 475-6266.