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Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance Series Are you on the path to diabetes? 84 million American adults -- more than 1 out of 3 -- have prediabetes, and 9 out of 10 do not even know it. Are you 45 years old or older? Are you overweight? Are you physically active fewer than 3 times per week? Do you have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you could be susceptible to this disease, which can also put you at greater risk for heart attack, stroke, blindness, loss of limbs, etc. The speaker at noon on Thursday, September 19 at UW Eau Claire – Barron County will discuss the Diabetes Prevention Program at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake -- one resource that focuses on helping individuals prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. Studies have shown that this program can cut the likelihood of diabetes by 50%, if participants succeed in making modest changes in their lifestyles. If you are not at risk, perhaps you will be later in life, or perhaps you want to attend to help a friend or relative who is diabetic or who is likely to develop this illness. The presenter, Chad Johnson, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Master of Science degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has worked at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake since 2010 in the Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program and the Health & Wellness Center at Cedar Mall. In addition, Chad utilizes his background in adult fitness and wellness programming by instructing group fitness classes, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and medically-based personal training for community members. Chad enjoys spending summers at the family cabins in Minocqua and Mercer, WI with family and friends. This and other talks each Thursday from noon until 1 pm are part of the Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance series, which receives financial support from the campus foundation. Each session is free and open to the public, and takes place in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Ritzinger 234) at the Rice Lake campus, located at 1800 College Drive. You are welcome to bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation. Lunch is also available through purchase at our Campus Riverside Cafe, serving 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Sep 19 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County