Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, will host a two-session diabetes prevention class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 28.
This course is designed for individuals ages 18 and older who have been diagnosed with prediabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. This condition puts patients at a high risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Exercising, maintaining a healthy diet and shedding excess body fat can help decrease blood glucose levels, improve blood pressure and either delay diabetes or reverse prediabetes altogether.
Utilizing resources developed by the National Diabetes Education Program, this course provides individuals with tools to help them make appropriate lifestyle changes and reduce their risk for developing diabetes. Cost is $20 per person, and a physician referral is required for registration.
For information or to register, call 629- 6611, ext. 2446.