November is Diabetes Awareness Month. More than 86 million Americans are estimated to have prediabetes. Who are those people, and what can they do if they’re at risk for developing diabetes? Our guests from the Gateway Region YMCA talk about how to make healthy lifestyle changes and how the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps people make those changes. Learn more about the Gateway Region YMCA at gwrymca.org and the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program at gwrymca.org/diabetes. If you are outside the St. Louis region, learn about the national YMCA and a YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program in your area at ymca.net/diabetes-prevention.
Joyce Hoth is the Community Health Director for the Gateway Region YMCA.
Dr. John Paruch is an internist and psychiatrist with the BJC Medical Group.
Julie Phelps is a YMCA’s Diabetes Program graduate and current Lifestyle Coach.
Jan Kraus is a YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program graduate.
Send in your family questions to Family@kfuo.org or call host Andy Bates at (314) 996-1519.