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2nd Annual Let's Talk Prediabetes FREE Online Event
November 30, 2021

Join us for the 2nd 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.

You will also have the opportunity to view clips from the exciting series “Food Over 50”. This series is for maturing adults, boomers and seniors who recognize the challenges of aging and want to stay healthy, fit and active, plus enjoy delicious food all along the way! Chef and host David Jackson shares nutritious, whole food recipes and culinary techniques with the viewers. For more information on this exciting series, check out this YouTube:“Food Over 50”.

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

To sign up for the event, go to Eventbrite.

Looking forward to seeing you on November 30th at 5:30pm.

Shasta Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program New Session September 16, 2021

Prevention Classes

New Shasta Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program session starting on Thursday, September 16th. For information about the session, see Diabetes Prevention Program Flyer.

To enroll, call 530-768-2185 or go to Shasta Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program for more information.

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

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 21st Event Recording Available

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 you can view a recording of the presentation here Diabetes Prevention-What Really Works?

 

Turn it Around Shasta-Stop Diabetes Before it Starts
This Event has Concluded-August 26 Event Recordings Available

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.

For lentil soup recipe, click here.
For vinaigrette recipe, click here.

Click here for event recordings.

See Blood Sugar Rising preview below.