My name is Sherry Parker, I reside in a senior building by myself. During a recent visit to the Near North Health Clinic, my doctor informed me about the free Diabetes Prevention Program. I decided to enter the program because I want to prevent diabetes and lose weight.
This program opened my eyes to proper nutrition practices such as which foods to eat to help lose weight and prevent my risk of acquiring this disease. Diabetes runs in my family as my father had it and my first nephew acquired it. After class, I often try to share useful information with my nephew to better inform him about ways to be healthier and take care of our bodies. I’m inspired to lose weight after participating in this program and hope to continue practicing healthy habits.