WSU Extension offers diabetes prevention program

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The Washington State University Clark County Extension is offering a 16-week diabetes prevention program.

The program can help participants reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes, lose weight and become more physically active. A person’s risk for diabetes includes a family history of diabetes, history of gestational diabetes and being older than 45, overweight and physically inactive.

The program is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays beginning Feb. 19 at Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. The cost of the program varies depending on insurance coverage, income, use of flexible spending accounts and scholarships.

Highlights of the program include 16 weekly lifestyle coaching sessions and eight monthly maintenance sessions, information about healthy eating habits, private weekly weigh-ins, problem solving and group support.

For more information, or to register for the program, call 360-397-6060 ext. 5700 or email Sandra Brown at browns@wsu.edu.