Extension service offering program for those with diabetes

By QCS Staff

Another series of the Keep Moving Keep Healthy With Diabetes program will begin next week, according to a press release.

The Quay County Extension Office has teamed up with the Joslin Diabetes Research center to offer a program for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The program focuses on using exercise as a tool to manage blood sugar.

Participants in the program will receive a video tape and the equipment to do the exercises on the tape, the release said.

Participating in this program is a three-month commitment and is part of a research project. Participants attend three workshops spread over the three months which will provide assessments including A1C, blood glucose, microalbumin, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol to determine progress. There is no charge for participating in the program and participants will be able to keep the equipment.

The current participants have already reported losing pounds and inches, the release said.

The first workshop will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Quay County Extension Office, Terry Turner Building, 216 E Center St.

The first workshop will last two to allow time for completing paperwork and testing. Wear comfortable clothes and a closed shoe with support.
Because space is limited participants must sign up for the class.

For more information call 461-0562.