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Department of Health continues successful diabetes prevention program for Wyoming residents

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Department of Health has announced that it will be continuing to offer a no-cost, home-based viral diabetes prevention program to residents at risk of the disease.

In a release, Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager Amber Nolte said that residents participating in the program have had much success, with “a huge ripple effect in the quality of life for themselves and their families.”

Known as #PreventDiabetes, the program was started last year and is a year-long, home-based program that helps people lose weight and reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes.

Enrollment in #PreventDiabetes is free for any Wyoming resident over the age of 18 who is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Nolte said one in three American adults has prediabetes, which is when a person’s blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. She suggested people try a simple online screening test to learn about their personal diabetes risk, offered by the CDC by following the link here.

Follow the link here to learn more and enroll in the free program.


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