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DECATUR – More than 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes and most don’t even know it, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Those with prediabetes have higher than normal blood glucose levels, which raise your risk of heart disease and stroke as well as Type 2 diabetes.

Build your best life and trust University of Illinois Extension to help. This research-based, 30-minute course is designed to help those with pre-diabetes, caregivers and anyone who is interested learn about simple steps you can take that can reduce risk factors. This includes losing a small amount of weight, learning about food nutrients and designing healthier meals.

This program is free and available for anyone to take from the comfort of a home computer, tablet or smart phone. To sign up and access the online course, visit go.illinois.edu/DiabetesClass or call the Macon County Extension office at (217) 877-6042.

The Illinois Extension Nutrition & Wellness program encourages individuals, families and communities to live healthier through online and in-person skill sharing. Learn about managing diabetes and heart disease, safely preserving foods, being food-safe at home and making healthier choices when shopping, cooking and meal planning. More information is available at go.illinois.edu/dmp or find us on Facebook or Twitter @uie_DMP.

Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please call (217) 877-6042. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.