YMCA participating in diabetes prevention program

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - What can you do to lower your risk of developing diabetes? If you are overweight, have high blood pressure or high cholesterol the YMCA of Coastal Georgia is inviting you to come take advantage of their 16-week program.

"They'll be doing a variety of different things, but it's not a typical Y fitness program. We're not going to have people come in and throw them into the gym nor an aerobics class because the prevention of diabetes is much more than physical activity. Physical activity is part of it but it's also nutrition and lifestyle behavioral changes," explained YMCA of Coastal Georgia President Randy Bugos.

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is one of ten YMCA's in the United States and the only in Georgia and South Carolina to serve as pilot site to combat the epidemic disease of diabetes through a prevention program.

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