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Escanaba Lions support diabetes program

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Lions Club has provided a gift of $2,000 to the YMCA to support diabetes management and prevention programs in the Delta County area.

“Funding will be used to continue the YMCA’s work to tackle our community’s need for Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Management,” said Caron Salo, YMCA Fund Development Director.

The YMCA currently runs two programs for diabetes management and prevention. One of the programs is The Diabetes PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) workshop and the second is the National Diabetes Prevention program. The Diabetes -PATH workshop is a six-week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed by people living with Type 2 diabetes to improve their health and manage their symptoms. Subjects covered include: symptoms of diabetes, stress, managing fatigue and emotional problems, exercise, healthy eating, medications, and working with health care providers. The centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Diabetes Prevention Program helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. This program helps participants learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes, like eating healthier, adding physical activity into their daily routine, and improving coping skills. The National Diabetes Prevention program runs for an entire year.

“This gift helps us offer these programs at no charge to the community which we are pleased to help improve the lives of our friends and neighbors,” said Salo. For more information or to sign up for the diabetes management and prevention programs, call the YMCA at 906-789-0005.

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