Capital Chat 11/20/20
Friday, November 20th, 2020 - 10 minutes
Do you have a family member with diabetes? Are you over 45? Do you exercise? Are you overweight, or been diagnosed with high blood pressure? Then you’re at risk for chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
Health Matters is a healthy lifestyle program developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help persons with a condition called pre-diabetes to avoid developing Type 2 diabetes through food selection, exercise, and weight loss. The program is not a quick fix! It demands a year-long commitment to attending class, increasing exercise to 150 minutes per week, losing 5-7% of body weight, and learning and implementing healthy food selection and preparation. Class meets every week for 16 weeks, then every other week, and eventually monthly over the course of the year. This national program is led by Lifestyle coaches and boasts a 58% success rate in reversing pre-diabetes or delaying type 2 diabetes!
Starts January 6, 2021
Zoom pre-meetings on Dec. 3 and 9 for questions
Sarah Lewis, Instructor / Cynthia Gordon, RN, Diabetes Instructor : 523-3280, extension one
Light Rain and 45 F at Juneau, Juneau International Airport, AK
Winds are from the Southeast at 16.1 gusting to 25.3 MPH (14 gusting to 22 KT). The pressure is 1021.0 mb and the humidity is 83%. The wind chill is 38. Last Updated on May 14 2021, 10:53 am AKDT.