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Free diabetes prevention program for women

Published Monday, 11th January 2016

Women in the City of Wanneroo can benefit from a new free diabetes prevention program ‘Walking Away from Diabetes’.

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The three hour interactive program is held in small groups of up to 10 women and gives advice on increasing physical activity, healthy food choices and identifying risk factors.

The program is designed for women who have previously had gestational diabetes and who have a 50 per cent chance of getting type 2 diabetes in the future.

Walking Away from Diabetes will be held:

  • 9am – 12noon Thursday 21 January // Butler Community Centre
  • 9am – 12noon Saturday 6 February // Hainsworth Community Centre
  • 9am – 12noon Thursday 25 February // Wanneroo Recreation Centre*
  • 9am – 12noon Tuesday 22 March // Banksia Grove Community Centre
  • 9am – 12noon Wednesday 27 // April Butler Community Centre

*Creche available for children 8 months to 6 years

The program is suitable for women who have previously had gestational diabetes, but not those who have a current diagnosis of gestational or type 2 diabetes.

Walking Away from Diabetes is run by Diabetes WA, supported by the City of Wanneroo and funded by the Department of Health Western Australia.

For further information and to book call Diabetes WA on 9325 7699 or email bookings@diabeteswa.com.au

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