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Enjoy the fun Disco Goat video below with a simple one-minute pre-diabetes risk assessment or go to cdc.gov/prediabetes/takethetest.

Through this assessment, you will indirectly learn how lifestyle choices and family history help determine the ultimate risk for developing the disease. Several factors that could put a person at risk for type 2 diabetes include race, age, weight, and activity level. If a person is at risk, a diabetes screening conducted by a physician can confirm a diabetes or prediabetes diagnosis.

“A new study from the University of Michigan revealed that over one third of Americans put off healthcare during the pandemic,” said Aimée Roof, Wellness Coordinator at Shasta Family YMCA. “This makes it more imperative than ever for community members to be aware of the health risks of prediabetes. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a safe and supportive environment where people can learn to change behaviors and potentially decrease chances of developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.”

To enroll in an upcoming program contact [email protected] or 530-768-2185.  For more info visit the Y's Diabetes Prevention Program page. 

Locations: Shasta Family YMCA
Category: General Wellness