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YMCA diabetes prevention program may be U.S. model
San Francisco Chronicle

Dora Andrade’s parents both died of complications related to diabetes. A few years back, her eldest brother was also diagnosed with the disease. With high blood pressure, high cholesterol and trouble keeping her weight in check, it was apparent to Andrade that if she wanted to avoid diabetes herself, something needed to happen. “I really want to learn to live healthy,” said Andrade, 52, a Gilroy resident. To address her concerns, Andrade signed up for a new diabetes prevention program at her local YMCA.