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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10 2011 

Taking Control of Prediabetes

Sheboygan , Wis. — Have you heard of prediabetes? It's a condition that affects 79 million Americans. Before people develop Type 2 diabetes, they may have prediabetes - blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Studies have shown that people with prediabetes can prevent or delay the development of Type 2 diabetes by up to 58 percent. And for some people, intervening early can even return glucose levels to the normal range. "Managing prediabetes can be accomplished through a healthier lifestyle, and at our prediabetes event, we'll teach people how to do that with diet and exercise," said Robin Leonhardt, Registered Dietician, St. Nicholas Hospital.

Early intervention is key. Research shows some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during prediabetes. Find out if you're at risk by taking a quiz at www.stnicholashospital.org/prediabetes.

Decrease Diabetes Risk with Diet and Exercise

  • Thursday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • St. Nicholas Hospital, Christopher Room
  • $20 includes guest, patient education handbook, free blood glucose test
  • To register: (920) 459-5192 or www.stnicholashospital.org

About St. Nicholas Hospital

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue , Sheboygan , Wisconsin . Our mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through our core values of respect, care, competence, and joy. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org .

About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System is a Roman Catholic health care mission founded to continue the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care framed in traditional values taught by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi . It is dedicated to serving all people, including the poor and the needy, at each of its 13 Local Systems in Wisconsin (Sheboygan, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, and two in Green Bay) and in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Highland, Litchfield, Springfield and Streator). For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org

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CONTACT: Lisa Malak
Media/PR Specialist
St. Vincent Hospital
835 South Van Buren Street
Green Bay , WI 54301
920-884-5570
lisa.malak@stvgb.org

 

CONTACT: Xue Yang
Marketing Specialist
St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan , WI 53081
920-459-4739
xyang@sns.hshs.org

 

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