February 20, 2019

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University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Hosts Diabetes Prevention Program

February 11 at 1:00 pm - February 14 at 10:00 am PST

$50.00

The Sanford Center for Aging and the Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is hosting a workshop created for individuals living with pre-diabetes.

Pre-diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three adults have pre-diabetes and nearly 90 percent of adults who have pre-diabetes don’t know they have it. Those who have pre-diabetes combined with poor weight management and/or minimal physical activity could develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

This 12-month program is nationally approved by the Center for Disease Control, and consists of 16 weekly sessions followed by additional maintenance sessions. Lifestyle coaches will provide participants with the tools to stay motivated and learn strategies and techniques for weight loss, staying physically active, and managing stress.

Workshops begin in February 2019 and continue to February 2020. Two workshops will be running simultaneously and will cover the same information. The first workshop will take place on Monday, Feb 11 at 1:00 p.m., the second will take place on Thursday, Feb 14 at 10:00 a.m. Both workshops will be held in the UNR School of Medicine, Center for Molecular Medicine Building.

For more information about this event and to take a brief test to see if you are at risk for developing diabetes, please visit https://bit.ly/2FpIXUh

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