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 and support those New Year's resolutions! Open to the public.

When: Jan 26, 2013
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Saturday
Where: Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room B
Contact Name:
Contact Phone 360-678-7656, ext 2661 or 360-321-7656, ext 2661
Who Should Attend:  Open to the general public, anyone at risk for diabetes and family members of people with diabetes who want to be supportive.

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Line Goulet, Certified Diabetes Educator

This 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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