November is American Diabetes Month.
Every 5 minutes...
2 people die of diabetes related causes, and
16 people are newly diagnosed.
(Source: Center for Disease Control)
ECDA Prevention programming is delivered using the Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB), a product of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC has approved ECDA to be the only recognized provider of Group Lifestyle Balance programs in Erie County, working toward recognition as a Diabetes Prevention Center.
Group Lifestyle Balance Participants Celebrate Graduation into Healthier Living!
Congratulations to the graduates! These three woman made a commitment to adopting healthy eating and physical activity habits and they succeeded!! They have completed The Erie County Diabetes Association's, Group Lifestyle Balance program. During this year long journey these participants increased their physical activity levels, tracked their daily fat and calorie intake, and replaced unhealthy habits with healthy ones to gain the tools that they need to continue on the path to health and wellness. This group was small but their spirits were mighty!
"To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act."
ECDA's Group Lifestyle Balance Program is a FREE evidence-based prevention program for those with pre-diabetes or at high risk for becoming pre-diabetic. The GLB program is designed to help participants lose weight, prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and reduce their risk for heart disease. To be eligible, participants must be between the ages of 18 and 74, have a body mass index of 24 or higher. Classes are offered at several locations throughout Erie County, and sessions are offered in a sequence over a 1-year period. Benefits also include increased energy and gaining a support network to support you on your way to achieve goals and maintain progress towards living a healthier life!
For more information about classes and upcoming sessions, contact Program Coordinator and Prevention Specialist
Lana Kunik at (814) 454-0715 or email@example.com
To assess your risk for
developing Type 2 diabetes
use the evaluation
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Diabetes Alert Day helps Erie community determine disease risk
Today marks National Diabetes Alert Day, and one Erie organization is helping members of the community determine their risk for type 2 diabetes. Age, weight and family medical history all play... (read more at yourerie.org)
At ECDA, we are committed to
“Providing a lifeline…until a cure is found.”
For over 30 years we have proudly provided children and adults living in Erie County and surrounding areas with the education, support, and resources necessary for nurturing their most precious resource…health. Our broad scope of programs and services are aimed at:
- Raising awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and providing strategies for prevention and early diagnosis
- Helping children adopt healthy lifestyles early in life through school-based fitness programming
- Ensuring lifesaving diabetes care and resources are available to all people in need