Preventing Diabetes

Attend a free, interactive presentation and discussion about risks for developing diabetes. Discover how diabetes may be prevented through simple lifestyle changes such as healthier eating and being more active. Learn how these changes can help you lose weight without a diet. Open to the public.
  • When Sep 25, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (US/Pacific / UTC-700)
  • Where Primary Care Goldie Street Conference Room
  • Contact Name Amber Benner RN, BSN, CDE
  • Contact Phone 360.678.7656, ext. 2661 or 360.321.7656, ext. 2661
  • Attendees Those trying to make changes, family members who want to be supportive, people who are at risk for developing diabetes.
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These free programs are presented by Certified Diabetes Educator Amber Benner, RN, BSN, CDE. (Please register at 360-678-7656 ext. 2661)

Two Sessions Available:

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Primary Care Goldie St. Conference Room; 1300 NE Goldie Street in Oak Harbor

1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30 at the Freeland Library, 5495 S. Harbor Ave., Freeland.

The biggest risk factors for developing diabetes are being overweight and inactive. There are some simple things that you can do to reduce your risk. Knowing how to read and interpret labels as well as making a plan to reach a goal can help you get started.

Topics at this free class will include:

  • What's the difference between healthy eating and dieting?
  • Sugars are carbs and so is broccoli
  • If it tastes good, it must be bad?
  • Making sense of labels and the information they hide
  • Exercise is not a four letter word
  • Size does make a difference
  • What's in a number? (blood glucose, A1C, cholesterol, blood pressure)
  • Set a goal, make a plan