Providence offers diabetes prevention class

Learn about nutrition, physical activity, stress reduction and lifestyle changes that can help prevent diabetes during a 16-week class hosted by Providence Boldt Diabetes Center in Olympia.

The classes, which will be taught by certified lifestyle coaches, begin Aug. 18, and will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Mondays. The program also includes followup meetings.

“Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing diagnoses in the United States and in our area,” said registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Linda Gooding, with Providence Diabetes Center. “...This class will help those at risk for Type 2 diabetes lose weight through healthy eating and physical activity.”

The program is funded by the American Association of Diabetes Educators in partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There will be a small fee for the classes, which will be at Providence Professional Center, 525 Lilly Road, Olympia.

For more information on the program, click here or call the Boldt Diabetes Center at 360-493-7567.