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TMH offering new prevention programs to help people at risk for developing diabetes

TMH offering new prevention programs to help people at risk for developing diabetes
TMH offering new prevention programs to help people at risk for developing diabetes
Posted at 5:25 PM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 17:25:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Millions of Americans are living with diabetes and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital is offering new prevention programs to help people at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.  

The groups range from 10 to 20 people who meet in a group setting weekly for six months and 1-2 times per month for the second six months.

The goal of the program is to maintain a five percent weight loss and exercise about 150 minutes a week. 

"Diabetes now effects more than 10 percent of the American population and we have to do something to slow it down and prevent it," said Dr. Larry Deed with the Metabolic Health Center. "If you can be aware of your risk and there's a test you can take to know that, go see your doctor and reduce that risk." 

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and making proper changes to your diet is recommended in order to prevent diabetes.