NMSU Extension Program Helps Pre-Diabetics Make a Lifestyle Change

The rate of diabetes in the U.S. has been steadily increasing, with 35 percent of the population now believed to have pre-diabetes. Since July 2013, New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service has offered a National Diabetes Prevention Program dedicated to helping participants improve their food choices, increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes. For many, the emotional growth is the biggest reward from the program’s weekly sessions. “We’d talk about what we found hard, and how we overcome those challenges,” says Barbara Dutton, a high-risk Type 2 diabetes patient. “The input from classmates was really helpful.” To learn more about the NMSU program, follow the link below.

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