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Shasta Family YMCA to offer Project Power
A Diabetes Lifestyle Change Program

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The Shasta Family YMCA is excited to partner with the American Diabetes Association to bring Project Power to our community. The program raises diabetes awareness and offers diabetes risk reduction education to people with diabetes and prediabetes.

The no-cost, 12-week program promotes healthy lifestyles, healthy eating, and increased physical activity with an easy to use app. Health care provider coaches will work closely with participants in a small group setting to help them break old habits, create new ones, set attainable goals, and keep them motivated.

Program participants will receive a wireless scale, activity tracker, as well as other program supplies and incentives. Project Power will be offered remotely, so you can choose the best day and time to participate. For more information, see flyer on Project Power.

Registration for the program is from June 1-22, and it will start in July. Please reach out to Sharon Howland/Shasta Family YMCA at 530-246-9622-Ext.115 or email showland@sfymca.org for questions or to register.

More details coming soon on our November 2024 event
at Shasta Community Health Center
Live Your Best Life-Stop Diabetes Before it Starts

The 2023 event has concluded. Look for more details soon on our November 2024 event.

Join us for the 5th annual Turn it Around Shasta Live Your Best Life-Stop Diabetes Before it Starts community event on Wednesday, November 29th from 5:30-7:00 PM.

This year our Free event will be held in-person at Shasta Community Health Center located at 1035 Placer Street in Redding.

  • Learn to be more aware of what you eat and enjoy your food
  • Learn how to cook healthy recipes
  • Enjoy food tasting, prizes, and story sharing

Register online at Eventbrite. You can also register through our contact page, email mmessier@co.shasta.ca.us, or call 530-245-6639. Register early, seating is limited.

For more information, see Live Your Best Life-Stop Diabetes Before it Starts Event Flyer

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Let's Talk Prediabetes-November 30, 2022
Event Recording Now Available-See link below

This event has concluded, but you can view the event recording below or click on the YouTube video:

Let’s Talk Prediabetes event recording

If you watch the recording by Friday, December 9th, you will be eligible to receive a prize bag that you can pick up at the Shasta  Family YMCA. If you complete the event evaluation at this link Let’s Talk Prediabetes evaluation, you will be entered into a drawing for a 1-month Shasta Family YMCA membership or a $20 Farmers’ Market gift certificate.

 
 

A message from Dr. T Nanda Kumar, Certified Medical Director-Vibra Hospital in Redding, California.

Prevent Diabetes

Early detection of prediabetes and making healthy lifestyle changes can prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is characterized by blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

 

Let's Talk Prediabetes-November 30, 2021
Event Recording Now Available-See link below

Join us for the 3rd annual Let’s Talk Prediabetes online event on Tuesday, November 30th from 5:30pm-7pm. We will be hosting a live Q & A with local health care practitioners in collaboration with KIXE, Shasta Community Health Center, Shasta Family YMCA, Mercy Medical Center, Shingletown Medical Center and Hill Country Clinic.

For more information, see Let’s Talk Prediabetes event flyer

Shasta County residents who register and attend the event will be eligible to receive a prize bag, while supplies last. Complete the evaluation and you will be entered into a drawing for a Smartwatch or a 1-month Shasta Family YMCA membership.

This event has concluded, but you can view the event recording here: Let’s Talk Prediabetes event recording.

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Check out this new YouTube on Prediabetes

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Let's Talk Prediabetes-November 30, 2020
Event Recording Now Available-See link below

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Think you may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? If you are over 40, overweight or have a family history of diabetes, then this event is for you!

Take the Prediabetes Risk Assessment Here.Then join us for a live Q & A with local health care practitioners.

This event has concluded, but you can view the November 30 event here: Let’s Talk Prediabetes event recording.

Stay tuned for information on the next prediabetes event coming up November 2021!

Mercy Medical Center Grand Rounds
August 21, 2020

Diabetes Prevention-What Really Works?

Speaker: Dr. Tejaswi Kompala
Clinical Fellow, Division of Endocrinology
University of California, San Francisco

For Any Grand Rounds Questions: Please e-mail Ronda Lundberg, CME coordinator at Ronda.Lundberg@DignityHealth.org

Topic:  The burden of prediabetes and diabetes epidemics will continue to grow. In 2017-2018, 18% of Shasta County adults were diagnosed with diabetes and 20% with prediabetes. Evidence-based strategies for diabetes prevention exist; yet they are underutilized by patients and under recommended by providers. This talk will provide key information on diabetes prevention strategies.

Providers

This event has concluded, but we hope to offer this again in the future.

Turn it Around Shasta-Stop Diabetes Before it Starts
This Event has Concluded-August 26, 2020

If you struggle with your weight, have a family history of diabetes, or have high blood sugar, this event is for you!

It's never too late to turn your health around.

Hear from keynote speaker Dr. T. Nanda Kumar about how you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Hear testimonials from others like you about their journeys and how they have turned their health around.

Watch clips from the PBS documentary, Blood Sugar Rising. Diabetes and prediabetes affect more than 100 million people in the U.S., claiming more lives than cancer and HIV combined. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics.

Healthy cooking demonstration, featuring Chef Pam Buono of Bella Cucina. Chef Pam will show you how to prepare lentil soup using fresh, local ingredients and an easy vinaigrette dressing.

Lentil soup recipe.
Vinaigrette recipe.

See Blood Sugar Rising preview below.