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Posted on: December 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Health Department Offering Drive-Through Pre-Diabetes Testing

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(Pitt County) - The Pitt County Health Department will provide free Pre-diabetes Drive-through testing for adults 18 years old and older on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm. Testing will be held at the Health Department located at 201 Government Circle, Greenville, NC. Participants will receive an HgbA1c test, paper screener and other helpful information as well as small incentives.

Pre-diabetes is a serious health condition which increases one’s risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. It affects 1 in 3 adults in Pitt County. Only 11 percent of these adults are aware that they already have this condition. Individuals, who have Pre-diabetes, may qualify for a free virtual 12-month lifestyle change program starting in January 2021.

This virtual diabetes prevention program is one of the most effective ways to prevent getting type 2 diabetes. The program offers weekly and bi-weekly interactive sessions with a trained lifestyle coach to learn healthy eating habits, fun ways to add physical activity to one’s lifestyle, coping skills and stress management. A supportive environment for sharing stories and ideas with others who have been diagnosed with Pre-diabetes is also offered. Incentives, that reinforce healthy lifestyle behaviors, will be provided to participants.

In the event of inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled.

For more information, please contact Robin Tant, MPA, RD, LDN at 252-902-2388 or Ronita Jones, Lifestyle Coach at 919-641-6863.

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