A new University of Arizona program is helping people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes take a step toward healthier living.

Offered through the UA’s Cooperative Extension service, the Diabetes Prevention Program is a free, 12-month program that encourages lifestyle modifications that have been proven to reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes. The UA offers the program in seven counties across the state, including Pima County, which is still accepting applicants for its next year-long course (See box).

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