Safford City-Graham County Library to host diabetes prevention program

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The Safford City Library is pleased to announce a new addition to its adult program offerings. The University of Arizona will present a free, 12-month program aimed at helping improve the health of those with pre-diabetes or who meet risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes. Class participants will learn how to develop healthy behaviors to prevent diabetes. The first class will start Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6 – 7 p.m.   

Ada-Mae Nandino, of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, refers to this program as a proven lifestyle change program that can help cut the risk of diabetes in half.  

The Diabetes Prevention Program will be held in the library program room select Tuesdays for the next 12 months. This program will be held free of charge. Please contact Ada-Mae Nandino of The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension at (928)428-2611 or adamaefrench@email.arizona.edu with questions.  

What: University of Arizona Diabetes Prevention Program 

Where: Safford City-Graham County Library 

When: Starts Tuesday, Jan. 7 

Who: Adults 

Why: If you have pre-diabetes, you can make changes now to improve your health and prevent Type 2 diabetes. 

Participants must be 18 or over, have a diagnosis of pre-diabetes or meet the risk factors listed on a simple questionnaire. 

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