New CSUN 100 Citizens program to fight diabetes in San Fernando

Our goal is to involve over 100 participants (18-80 years old) in our 100 Citizens Diabetes Prevention Program to demonstrate to the departments of public health that a partnership of the public parks with kinesiology departments can be a FREE solution for the prevention of diabetes. Los Angeles County Public Health reports the direct cost of treating diabetes is estimated at more than $6 billion in LA County. —Steven Loy

Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

See full story at the San Fernando Sun in English.
Lea el artículo completo en español en El Sol de San Fernando.

We need 100 participants to help us show California the FREE 100 Citizens Diabetes Prevention Program works! The information and recruitment sessions will be at Recreation Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando, 818-898-1290. Each session will last about 90 minutes. You are required to come to one information/recruitment session only.

The 100 Citizens Diabetes Prevention Classes will begin January 20, 2014 at Recreation Park and occur for 12 weeks on Monday, Wednesday, Friday beginning at 8:15am and ending at 9:45am to include both the exercise and education programs offered with English and Spanish instruction. Those who attend all 36 classes will be the ones most likely to be successful in improving their risk for diabetes.

Information and Recruitment Sessions: REQUIRED to attend one 90 minute session!
Jan. 8, 9am -10:30am and 4pm-5:30pm
Jan. 9, 9am-10:30am
Jan. 10 9:30am-11am
Jan. 13 8:30am-10am and 4pm-5:30pm
Jan. 14 8:30am-10am and 4pm-5:30pm

The Los Angeles County Public Health publication Trends in Diabetes: Time for Action reported diabetes rates continue to rise among adults in Los Angeles County:

  • Diabetes occurrence was highest among Latinos and African Americans who also have the highest prevalence of obesity.
  • Among adults 65 and older, the diabetes prevalence was 34.3% for Latinos, 33.2% for Asian/Pacific Islanders, and African Americans 30.5% compared to 16.9% for whites.
  • Diabetes is the 5th leading cause of death in LA County
    Risk of death among people with diabetes is two times that of similar people without diabetes.
  • 90% of all diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes and obesity is the primary preventable risk factor
  • Living with uncontrolled diabetes long-term can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, neuropathy, and blindness

If you want to find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, download our flyer either in English or en español.

See full story at the San Fernando Sun in English.
Lea el artículo completo en español en El Sol de San Fernando.

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