41.6 F
Muscatine
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Ready for a Lifestyle Change? Muscatine Diabetes Project Recommends Many Local Resources

Margaret Hurlberthttps://discovermuscatine.com
Margaret Hurlbert works as the Editor of Discover Muscatine Newspaper.

Muscatine Living

After taking the Prediabetes Risk Test, many Muscatine County residents have questions about what they can do to lower their risk for type 2 diabetes. Fortunately, our area has many resources for people to use to help make lifestyle changes, many of which they can access for free or for a low cost. Below follows some of the Muscatine Diabetes Project’s recommended resources for making positive lifestyle changes.

Muscatine Parks and Recreation’s Walking Paths and Walking Club

The City of Muscatine maintains more than ten miles of walking, biking, and running trails. With the West Side Trail Project underway, this mileage will increase soon. These paths provide beautiful outdoor spaces for people to get their recommended thirty minutes of daily activity to help reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes.

Muscatine Parks and Recreation also hosts a free walking club. Anyone may register either online at https://www.muscatineiowa.gov/forms.aspx?FID=154 or by calling (563)-263-0241. Members of the walking club can compete in various challenges and enter themselves in weekly drawings just by walking. The walking club also encourages people to walk indoors at the Muscatine Mall during inclement weather.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Programs

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County (ISU Extension and Outreach) provides many different programs that encourage good nutrition, which can help prevent type 2 diabetes. By offering online resources, such as Spend Smart Eat Smart, which provides easy, economical recipes and in-person cooking and nutrition demonstrations, this organization puts out many resources to make healthy eating easy. To learn more about upcoming programs, you can contact ISU Extension and Outreach at (563) 263-5701.

Muscatine Community Y Finding a Healthier You

Several times throughout the year, the Muscatine Community Y partners with Hy-Vee, the Muscatine Diabetes Project, and UnityPoint Trinity Muscatine to provide this four-week course. It teaches participants how to reduce health risks through better nutrition and exercise and includes hands-on components and demonstrations to help get participants started. Contact the Muscatine Community Y at (563) 263-9996 for more information about their next session. Additionally, the Muscatine Community Y offers many health and wellness classes free to members and at a low cost to nonmembers.

Along with these community resources, the Muscatine Diabetes Project offers many initiatives to help people avoid developing diabetes or manage their existing condition. Founded in 2016, this volunteer organization provides diabetes education and outreach programs and works to help people prevent this disease. They offer a number of prevention programs, which include the following:

·Hosting the Adult Diabetes Support Group, open to those with any form of diabetes or prediabetes
·Leading the Diabetes Busters program for third and fourth grade students
·Offering free and reduced-price blood sugar testing
·Leading healthy cooking demonstrations with the Hy-Vee dietitian
·Promoting the Iowa Healthiest State Walk each year
·Providing information on the 5-2-1-0 Health Choices Count! Healthy Habits Program
·Teaching the PreventT2 Diabetes Program that uses evidenced based materials from the CDC to help people prevent type 2 diabetes

For more information, visit the Muscatine Diabetes Project at https://unitedwaymuscatine.galaxydigital.com/agency/detail/?agency_id=83575.

Latest News

Love Like Louden events continue supporting blood donation

MUSCATINE, Iowa--In 2021, more than 300 people signed up to donate blood or participate in the other events that...

More Articles Like This

Muscatine Today

MTS- Brandon is here to talk about Fat Cat

Today on the show Scott Schultz from Impact Fitness and Nutrition is here to talk about more healthy fitness tips. Then if you are looking to get your car cleaned up from the winter listen to today's show to learn about a business in town that can help you with that and more..... Thank you to our show sponsors: Harpers Cycling and Fitness, Beckey Insurance, Muscatine Power and Water, RIVO Plumbing and Heating, ImpactLife Blood Center, Lutheran Living, Toyota of Muscatine, Impact Fitness and Nutrition, Sun Tan City Muscatine, Real Estate Resource Associates, UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine and Hy-Vee Muscatine #muscatinetodayshow #goodmorningmuscatine #KindnessIsFree

DMSN Broadcasts

Manta Rays Swim

Join us as the Muskie Boys Basketball team hosts the North Scott Lancers! Watch Your Way: DiscoverMuscatine.com Discover Muscatine Facebook Discover Muscatine YouTube DiscoverMuskie Twitter Muscatine Power and Water Cable Channel 3 Brought to you by Muscatine Power and Water, Muscatine Lawn and Power, Hy-Vee, Bayer of Muscatine, First National Bank of Muscatine, Affordable Metal Manufacturing, Eastern Iowa Power Washers, Arty’s Ice Cream and Grill, Rivo Plumbing and Heating, Riots and Rebelle’s Salon, Bickford Senior Living, Let’s Eat, Muscatine Community Y and the Youth Sports Foundation. #DMSN #MuskieSports #Muscatine #MuskieSchools #basketball #prephoops #prepbasketball

Talk of the Town

People you should know: Mobile food pantry volunteers!

The River Bend Mobile Food Pantry is held 11 months out of the year in the parking lot of the Muscatine Community School District's...

Muscatine Area News

Love Like Louden events continue supporting blood donation

MUSCATINE, Iowa--In 2021, more than 300 people signed up to donate blood or participate in the other events that took place at the first...