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Michiana Family YMCA offers free, diabetes risk assessments

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Tackling one of the nation's costliest chronic diseases, the Michiana Family YMCA is going after Type 2 diabetes.

On Tuesday, it invited community members to take part in a risk assessment free of charge.

Organizers said it has the potential to delay or even eliminate your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes.

"We really want to be able to prevent Type 2 diabetes," said Community Health Coordinator Natalie Tavernier. "So, prevention is key.  And if we can get those people in and catch them before they get diagnosed, that's our key. "

The Michiana Family YMCA also offers a Diabetes Prevention program. Essentially, it's a lifestyle intervention for adults who are at high risk.

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