According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
At the Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA in Ocean Springs, they are trying to lower that number with their ‘Diabetes Prevention Program.’
This program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. Community Impact Director Jodi Ryder said, “You know, we have such a high incidence of type two diabetes and type two diabetes is preventable. The biggest cause of type two diabetes seems to be linked to lifestyle, not making the right food choices, not getting enough activity, and carrying excess weight.”
If you are interested in participating in this class contact the YMCA at 228-875-5050 for more information.