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16-Week Program Kicked Off to Prevent Diabetes

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The number of Coastal Bend residents diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes grows each year. It's a trend that the Coastal Bend Health Education Center on Del Mar College's West Campus hopes to change.

On Monday, they kicked off an intensive 16-week program aimed at helping people with pre-diabetes.

Those taking part were weighed and put through a number of tests, including getting their blood pressure checked and having their waist measured. A registered dietitian was also on hand to create a customized meal plan for them.

During the course, participants will meet weekly to check their progress, and learn to transition from a sedentary lifestyle to an active lifestyle.

"All of our goals are reachable," Dietitian Mary Beth Robinson said. "They are attainable, and they are also maintainable."

Participation in this first course is limited, but a waiting list for the next session has been created. If you would like to participate in that session, call 361-857-2945 to make an appointment for a health screening.

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