Nov 15, 2012
As a leading nonprofit committed to improving the nation’s health and well-being, the Downtown Oakland YMCA is encouraging people in Oakland to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and take the steps to prevent the disease.
The rise in the obesity rate, fueled by years of unhealthy eating and declining physical activity, has led to an explosion in cases of type 2 diabetes.
Currently, diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States. During National Diabetes Awareness Month, we encourage all community members to take control of your health and learn if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes by visiting ymca.net/diabetes-prevention/risk.html.