New diabetes prevention effort '24 For Life' launching in Emporia

New diabetes prevention effort '24 For Life' launching in Emporia Centers for Disease Control logo

A new effort to combat Type 2 diabetes has a pair of information meetings Monday.

People are encouraged to attend the "24 for Life" meetings scheduled for 10 am at the Lee Beran Recreation Center and at 5:30 pm at Flint Hills Community Health Center.

The 24 for Life program is coming to Emporia as a partnership between the Emporia Senior Center, Flint Hills Community Health Center, Emporia Recreation Commission and Midland Care. This is also part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program and is led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People involved in the program will learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can stop healthy changes. Groups meet once a month for two years.

One in three American adults have prediabetes, which is a significant precursor to Type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes are 5 to 15 times more likely than people with normal blood glucose levels to develop Type 2 diabetes.

For more information, call Donna Doel at 866-394-3600 or go online to

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Last modified on Monday, 21 October 2019 07:39