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Whether you currently battle diabetes or it runs in your family and you want to know how to try to prevent it, you will want to be sure to check out a class coming to several communities at the end of the month and into April.


Caitlin Mellendorf, Nutrition and Wellness Educator at the University of Illinois Extension office is hosting a series of classes coming up later this month and into April. She indicates this is a program they experienced success with, in the past helping folks deal with and prevent diabetes.



According to Mellendorf, the American Diabetes Association indicates one in four adults has pre-diabetes. She says this has become a great awareness class for those that come out.



Mellendorf indicates their focus is on dieting and how meals can impact blood sugar. She explains they will focus on meal planning and also fitness. 



The classes are on Thursday, March 21 at the Warrensburg Library from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Then again on Monday, April 1 from 1 pm to 2 pm.


To get registered, you can contact the Barclay Library in Warrensburg at 217-672-3621 or the Maroa Library at 217-794-5111. 

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