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HRRMC Wellness U offers diabetes prevention program

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center’s Wellness U is offering the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Salida.

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifestyle-change program designed to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

This program introduces those who are prediabetic or at risk of developing diabetes to healthy habits needed for preventing or delaying the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

“This group class is very effective at reducing body weight by 7 percent and increasing weekly exercise to a minimum of 150 minutes. It is the most effective lifestyle-change program offered by the CDC,” said HRRMC Wellness Manager Jon Fritz.

Classes are free and will begin Aug. 27 and will take place Tuesdays at 10 a.m. on the second floor in the HRRMC Outpatient Pavilion, 1000 Rush Dr., Salida.

To register, visit and enter “National Diabetes” in the Events Search section, or call (719) 530-2057.