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Herkimer County HealthNet to Launch National Diabetes Prevention Program in Herkimer County

diabetes-sugarcubesMohawk Valley residents with prediabetes or who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes now have more resources to prevent the condition. Herkimer County HealthNet is offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The program helps participants reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes by learning to eat healthier, lose weight, become more physically active, and manage stress.

The program will begin Wednesday, June 8, and will meet every Wednesday for 16 weeks, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Herkimer County Chamber of Commerce, HARC building, 420 E. German St., Herkimer. After the first 16 weeks, the program will meet once monthly for six months to continue to offer support and help participants stick to their new healthy lifestyle.

Crystal Hein of Crystal Clear Nutrition will be the lifestyle coach who will lead the weekly sessions to help you improve your food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. (more…)

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