Summer is the perfect time to get your health in order. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and RiverView Health is offering free, three month “Prevent Type 2 Diabetes’’ classes.

    Summer is the perfect time to get your health in order. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and RiverView Health is offering free, three month “Prevent Type 2 Diabetes’’ classes.

    The classes are open to the public and offered to anyone who feels  they are at risk of developing diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes – a condition that occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

    RiverView Dietitian Darcey Larsen, RD LD, and RiverView Health Coach Kelsey Billing, RN, BSN, will lead the lifestyle change program.

    Classes will be held on Wednesdays, June 21, July 19 and Aug. 16 in Meeting Room 1 of RiverView Health, 323 S. Minnesota Street, Crookston.

    For participant convenience, two times will be offered for the class: a morning class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., while the other class will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Each session will include discussion and education on a variety of topics including nutrition and activity to help prevent Type 2 diabetes, and participants will go home with helpful handouts, tips and activities.

    Eighty-six million Americans have prediabetes – that’s one out of three adults. Of those 86 million, nine out of 10 of them don’t even know they have it. People with prediabetes not only have a higher risk of developing diabetes, but also heart disease and stroke.

    You don’t have to accept the fate of becoming diabetic. You can fight to reverse your path and become a champion of your own health.

    To register or if you have questions regarding qualification, please call Larsen at 281-9589.