The Quay County Extension Office is teaming up with the Joslin Diabetes Research center to offer a program for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes, called Keep Moving, Keep Healthy.
It focuses on using exercise as a tool to manage blood sugar, according a press release from the Extension Servie.
Even if you are not able to walk well, everyone can exercise, the release state.
Participants in the program will receive a video tape and the equipment to do the exercises on the tape. Participating in this program is a three-month commitment as it is part of a research project, the release said.
Participants will attend three workshops spread over the three months which will provide assessments including A1C, blood glucose, microalbumin, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol to determine progress, the release stated
There is no charge for participating in the program and participants will be able to keep the equipment, according to the release.
The first workshop will be on Jan. 21. Two sessions will be held: One at 10:00 a.m. and another at 5:30 p.m. at the Quay County Extension Office in the Terry Turner Building, 216 east Center St.
The first workshop will be two hours to complete paperwork and testing.
Wear comfortable clothes and a closed shoe with support, the release said.
For more information call 461-0562.