UNR Med offers free, weekly diabetes prevention program

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The Sanford Center for Aging and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med) Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism will host free weekly workshops for individuals living with pre-diabetes starting February 4, 2019 and will continue to February, 2020.

Pre-diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three adults have pre-diabetes and nearly 90 percent of adults who have pre-diabetes don't know it. Those who have pre-diabetes combined with poor weight management and/or minimal physical activity could develop type 2 diabetes within five years.

The 12-month program is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and consists of 16 weekly sessions followed by additional maintenance sessions. Lifestyle coaches provide participants with tools to stay motivated and learn strategies and techniques for losing weight, staying physically active and managing stress.

Two workshops will run simultaneously and cover the same information. The first workshop will be Mondays at 1 p.m., the second will take place on Thursdays at 10 a.m. All workshops will be held in the Center for Molecular Medicine building on the UNR Med campus. Free parking will be provided.

For more information, and to take a brief test to see if you are at risk for developing diabetes, please visit https://bit.ly/2FpIXUh or call 775-784-1583.

Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.