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Cook, Walk, Eat, Laugh, Learn to Prevent Diabetes

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Boone County Extension will be offering a new program this fall to help participants reduce their risk of diabetes. CWELL, (Cook, Walk, Eat, Laugh and Learn) to Prevent Diabetes is free and is planned for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 3, at the Boone County Extension and Nature Center, 9101 Camp Ernst Road, Union, Ky.

This class will provide helpful information about ways to lower your risk for Type 2 diabetes. Participants will be active during the event by walking on the nature center’s trails (trails will be available for a variety of ability levels), and the event will end with participants helping to prepare a healthy lunch. It will be led by diabetes educators from the Health Department and a county extension agent.  

One in three adults in the U.S. has pre-diabetes, but only 11 percent know they have it. Studies show that programs like these can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in adults and by 70 percent in adults over age 60.

To register or for more information about the class or for information please call the Boone County Cooperative Extension at 859.586.6101 or visit by October 2, 2014. Participants are asked to dress comfortably for the walking portion of the program.

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