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VCE offering a Diabetes Prevention Program

ROANOKE, Va. - Virginia Cooperative Extension will be offering a program for pre-diabetics.

According to Kimberly Butterfield, "The Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year program, in which participants are dedicated to making life-long lifestyle changes to improve their health."

Kimberly is an Extension Agent for VCE. She says, "The program will focus on realistic changes through improved eating and physical activity, as well as managing stress and other triggers that may have caused people not to reach their goals in the past."

The program is not like a weight-loss program or diet. It works through accountable, one-on-one coaching, and group support.  The small group in the program will meet frequently to discuss their progress and obstacles, as well as receiving continuous feedback from the lifestyle coach.

Information on how to sign-up can be found in the video attached.

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