Diabetes lifestyle changes program Wednesday in Utica


UTICA — The Central New York Diabetes Education Program will hold its first of a multi-session program to begin family lifestyle changes from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Community Room at the Center for Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Services, 1650 Champlin Ave., for the Growing Up Healthy Education Program.

Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call CNY Diabetes at 315-624-5620 today (Monday) or email mrios1@mvhealthsystem.org.

The number of children with prediabetes and diabetes is growing. For this age group, excess weight is the number-one risk factor., organizers said.  Children and teens may be able to prevent Type 2 diabetes or delay the onset of diabetes for many years with some simple lifestyle changes. Even small changes can result in big rewards.

Losing even a small amount of weight will help, and losing weight is hard. Getting the whole family involved is the best approach, organizers said. Well-balanced meals for diabetes prevention make healthy meals for everyone.


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