During National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Door County YMCA encourages county residents to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to reduce their chances of developing the disease.
“As one of the leading community-based charities committed to improving the health of Door County, the Y wants all people to understand their risk for prediabetes and steps to take to avoid developing type 2 diabetes,” said Tonya Felhofer, diabetes prevention program manager.
Individuals can assess their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes by taking a simple test at YMCA.net/diabetes. Through this assessment, visitors can also learn how lifestyle choices and family history help determine the ultimate risk for developing the disease. If a person is at risk, a diabetes screening conducted by a physician can confirm a diabetes or prediabetes diagnosis.
The Door County YMCA is helping to improve health through the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. The third class of this program kicks off Nov. 6, 10 am in the Sturgeon Bay Center. For more information and to see if you qualify, contact Tonya Felhofer or Tess Johnson at 920.743.4949.