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Peer educators aid in the prevention of Type 2 diabetes

Program reaches out to S.J. County's at-risk populations

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Posted: Saturday, December 7, 2013 12:00 am

Trained peer educators funded with a grant from Health Plan of San Joaquin and Sierra Health Foundation have begun conducting a free series of classes at various locations in the community. Participants will learn about strategies to prevent diabetes and skills to improve their nutrition and physical activity that will help maintain their health and reduce their risks of Type 2 diabetes.

“They teach their friends, neighbors and families about Type 2 diabetes prevention,” health educator Rosaelena Menendez said.

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