November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and the Door County YMCA is encouraging residents of Door County to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease. Only 10 percent of those with prediabetes know they have it. With awareness and simple actions, people with prediabetes may prevent the onset of diabetes.

“As the number of new people with prediabetes continues to rise, it is important residents of Door County understand what a prediabetes diagnosis means, and options available to reverse course,” said Mary Claire McHugh, Senior Program and Healthy Living director, of the Door County YMCA. “Fortunately, simple lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and the Y can help people make the necessary changes to improve health.”

To learn more about the Healthy Living Programs, contact the Sturgeon Bay Program Center at 920.743.4949 or the Northern Door Program Center at 920.868.3660.