My name is Paige Clincy, I’m from Englewood and I work as one of the lifestyle coaches for the Diabetes Prevention Program at the Near South location. As someone who grew up on the South Side and is familiar with the neighborhood, I know how important this program is to our community. It brings me so much joy and happiness knowing that Chicago’s South Side residents have access to the resources they need to understand how to prevent diabetes.
What drives me every week are the participants and being in the community. I want to to help change the narrative that this disease only runs in specific demographic or group, and each week I’m motivated to help more people understand that diabetes is preventable.