YMCA of Greater Westfield
67 Court Street | Westfield, MA 01085
P. 413-568-8631 | F. 413-572-3995

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION MAY ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE

Program Time:
  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  • Time: 11:20AM – 12:15PM
Program Cost:
  • Free to the community
  • Preregistration is required
  • Space is limited 
Contact Info:
  • To sign up, contact the YMCA of Greater Westfield, 413.568.8631

ymdiabetesWhat is PreDiabetes?

Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for type 2 diabetes diagnosis. People with prediabetes may not have any symptoms. An estimated 86 million Americans age 20 and older have prediabetes and 89% of the 86 million have no idea they’re at risk. Awareness is the key to prevention. Risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be reduced or eliminated by weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can help reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. The YMCA of Greater Westfield is offering a Free Pre-diabetes clinic on diagnostic criteria, methods for preventing diabetes through diet and lifestyle and recipe modification. This clinic will be hosted by Eliana Lakritz a registered MS, RD, & LDN Clinical Dietitian from Morrison Health Care.