Whidbey General Hospital

Preventing Diabetes

Attend a free, interactive presentation and discussion about risks for developing diabetes. Discover how diabetes may be prevented through simple lifestyle changes such as healthier eating and being more active. Learn how these changes can help you lose weight without a diet. Open to the public.

When: Apr 12, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday
Where: Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room A
Contact Name:
Contact Phone 360-678-7656, ext 2661 or 360-321-7656, ext 2661
Who Should Attend:  Those trying to make changes, family members who want to be supportive, people who are at risk for developing diabetes.

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Line Goulet, Certified Diabetes EducatorThis free program will be presented by Certified Diabetes Educator Line Goulet, RN, BScN, M.Ed. (right).

The biggest risk factors for developing diabetes are being overweight and inactive. There are some simple things that you can do to reduce your risk. Knowing how to read and interpret labels as well as making a plan to reach a goal can help you get started.

Topics at this free class will include:

    • What's the difference between healthy eating and dieting?
    • Sugars are carbs and so is broccoli
    • If it tastes good, it must be bad?
    • Making sense of labels and the information they hide
    • Exercise is not a four letter word
    • Size does make a difference
    • What's in a number? (blood glucose, A1C, cholesterol, blood pressure)
    • Set a goal, make a plan

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