There are 79 million people in the United States who have pre-diabetes. If you are one of them or fear you might be, you should consider attending “Investing in a Future without Diabetes.”

Learn what you need to know and actions you can take to reduce your odds of developing diabetes from two Certified Diabetes Educators.

Sue Maxwell, RN, CDE, will discuss what pre-diabetes and diabetes are and the tests used to determine if you have one or the other. She will also talk about setting goals to improve your health, including developing a walking or exercise program to follow.

Phyllis Havens, MS, RD, LCSW, CDE, will discuss diet changes that can help. She will also be talking about stress management and weight loss as self-care strategies.

There will be multiple opportunities to interact, including small group sessions, a handout table and an interactive game.

“Investing in a Future without Diabetes” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at the Waldo County General Hospital Education Center.

The presentation is free but pre-registration is requested by calling Barbara Crowley, Learning Resource Coordinator, 930-2650, or emailing her at

Light refreshments along with coffee and tea will be served.