Pre-Diabetes...A Wake Up Call

The number of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has tripled over the past 30 years. A combination of genetic susceptibility and lifestyle may be responsible for this dramatic increase over such a short span of time. The good news is that those who are at risk can slow the progression and even prevent diabetes from ever developing. In this 3-session class, we will focus on the lifestyle changes that have been shown to delay and prevent diabetes more effectively than medications alone. We will discuss the basic physiology of the disease path towards diabetes, and zero in on what you can do specifically with nutrition, physical activity, and handling stress to slow, stall, and even reverse this path.

Instructor: Rosalyne Tu, MS, RD. Rosalyne has been counseling people with diabetes or pre-diabetes in the clinical and wellness settings for over 8 years. Her past consulting work includes teaching and creating diabetes education programs. Susan Kirkpatrick, RD, CDE. For the past 10 years she has provided nutrition counseling and diabetes/pre-diabetes classes for Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Susan is also a Health Educator for Christopher Gardner’s “One Diet Does Not Fit All” weight loss study.

*HIP offers over 60 health education classes each quarter. For a full listing of classes, please visit

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:30
Main Quad, Jordan Hall Bldg. 420, Rm 050
Event Sponsor: 
Health Improvement Program
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Contact Phone: 
650 721-6003


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Class Fee: $75  (STAP/EA Funds: yes)

Class code: pdw-01

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