New diabetes prevention program in Pitt County

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Center for Disease Control estimates close to 86 million Americans currently have pre-diabetes.

However, 90-percent of them don’t even know it.

The Pitt County Health Department has partnered with Vidant and Wake Forest University to start a diabetes prevention program. The 12-month program is all about educating. It allows members to work in groups and individually to learn how to make life altering decisions.

Robin Tant, the Nutrition Program Director for the Pitt County Health Department, said this program has a lot of benefits, “If you have pre-diabetes, you may be able to prevent diabetes later on or other things like heart disease and stroke.”

The first group starts June 30 and the next group begins July 11. They are still accepting applications.

There is a $25 enrollment fee, which is reimbursed upon the completion of the program.

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