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Casey Collins

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I’m so thankful for Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes! I’ve been maintaining for weeks now and I keep reminding myself that if I stay with the 25 lb weight loss for the rest of the year, I’m still a winner! I will continue living the ESMMPD way for the rest of my life. This is the first time in over 30 years that I’ve been… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I can’t believe my year with Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes has come to a close. I’m so glad I stuck with this program and my instructor. I have tried many diets and lost weight only to gain it back. With this program, I have lost 15 pounds, gotten my BMI under 25, learned to eat healthier, brought my A1C down, and just feel better… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: My energy level is definitely rising and I am sleeping better which is helping my ability to cope with stress. I’m looking forward to the next session on stress management. I am so glad that I signed up for this course!! – Nancy, a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant You may also enjoy: “I have lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has… Continue reading »

Happy Fall! I love this time of year because I enjoy one of my favorite activities, hiking, even more in the fall and winter than I do in the summer. Don’t get me wrong, summer hikes are still great, but I have to go early or in the evening to avoid the oppressive heat. Personally, I am more physically active in the outdoors during the fall and winter months than I am during the summer months. Some of my favorite… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I just got back from my doctor’s office where I had my annual physical today.  My blood work showed a huge improvement over a year ago.  My HbA1C is now 5.6 and it was 6.0. This means that I no longer have pre-diabetes!!!  My blood pressure is 106/75, down from 120/80!!! And my total cholesterol dropped 30 points, was 235 now 205!!!  The 10-pound weight loss is responsible for lowering… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I am motivated to continue developing a healthy lifestyle for years to come! During the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program, I lost 20 pounds (more than 10% of my starting weight), decreased my waistline by 2 inches, lowered my blood pressure, and reduced my BMI by 3 points.  ESMMPD made a difference in my life!  I am surprised that I find it so easy… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: It is hard to believe the year is almost over and the class is coming to an end. While my work schedule has prevented me from attending the classes live, I enjoyed and found a lot of value in watching the class recording when I had more time later in the week. I really enjoyed the class on sugar. I don’t drink sweet drinks nor add… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: My instructor and the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program have changed my life! And I’m 62, that’s kinda hard to do. I’ve lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has improved. My doctor was floored and wanted to know all about the program. I don’t even have to unbutton my pants anymore. I just slip them on and off like a pair of gym shorts.… Continue reading »

Beluga lentils commonly referred to as black lentils, hold their shape better and have a firmer texture than green or red lentils when cooked. For this reason, I like to meal prep a batch and use them throughout the week in various ways. They are good as a side dish with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. They also make a great base for a grain bowl or nice protein addition to a salad. Black lentils… Continue reading »

Our program coordinator, Kelly, talked with For Your Health and Well Being on WSGE 91.7 radio. We invite you to listen to the interview to learn more about prediabetes and how our program can help support you and your health goals! Did you know that 1 in 3 US adults has prediabetes and most of them do not know it? Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but no high enough to be diagnosed with… Continue reading »