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The Family YMCA is taking registration for its free Diabetes Education and Prevention program. Topics to be covered are: what Type 2 diabetes is; what having pre-diabetes means; the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes; how to reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes; and how to make the necessary lifestyle changes to lower that risk.
Sara Pocernik will teach the class. She is a registered dietitian with experience in many areas of nutrition. She completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and nutrition science at Michigan State University and a got her master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry from Tufts University. She has also worked as a clinical dietitian in intensive care and dialysis units.
This class is made possible by Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance Agency. Classes will be from 11:15 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays, March 26-May 7, for six weeks. Pre-register at the Y by March 21. Class size is limited.
For more information, visit laymca.org, or call 662-3100.