Why I became a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Facilitator.

I have grown up around diabetes my entire life.  My mom has diabetes as well as my brother and grandparents. I have seen firsthand what living with diabetes is like.  This is why I went to school for Public Health Education with a big interest in diabetes hoping that I can someday make a difference in somebody’s life.

When I asked if I would be interested in becoming a diabetes prevention facilitator I accepted without hesitation.  I now have my own class and are in week 3. Everyone is excited about how this class will change their lives!   This week we are learning about the proper way to measure and weigh food.  It is shocking to see the difference between what you think a serving size is and what it actually is.

It is great knowing that what the participants are learning and what they will accomplish will make such a healthy difference in their lives.

To learn more about Diabetes Education at Memorial, please click here.

Diabetes Education is a part of our Healthy Yakima healthcare initiative. For more information on this healthcare initiative, and how you can get involved, please click here.

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