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The University of Illinois Extension office is getting ready for a campaign to help people with nutrition and wellness.

The campaign started in September called Eating To Prevent Pre-Diabetes. Classes to help inform people of pre-diabetes. Nutrition and Wellness Educator Caitlin Mellendorf said its to bring awareness of pre-diabetes. 

Mellendorf says the classes are a quick introduction to help change their lifestyle before progressing to diabetes. There are some typical symptoms Mellendorf introduced to find out if you do have pre-diabetes.

DeWitt County currently is above average in diabetes percentage, sitting at 11% where the national average is around 9%. 

If you are interested in attending the classes for pre-diabetes, you can attend one on Oct. 25th at the Blue Ridge Township Library in Mansfield, Nov. 7th at Friendship Center in Clinton, or Nov. 8th at Livingston Center in Monticello. 

You can find more information about the classes at web.extension.illinois.edu/dmp/ or contacting your U of I Extension office.

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