Program in Michigan Department of Community Health to Recieve Grant

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)The Michigan Diabetes Prevention and Control Program within the Michigan Department of Community Health has been selected as one of eight state programs to receive a grant of more than $134,000 to fight prediabetes and the spread of adult onset diabetes known as type-2 diabetes.

Officials say the Michigan program was able to help people with prediabetes participate in lifestyle change programs such as the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

The National DPP helps participants make healthy lifestyle changes, losing 5-7 percent body weight and being physically active at least 150 minutes a week, which have been shown to reduce the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by nearly 60 percent.

In Michigan, its estimated more than 2.6 million adults have prediabetes.

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