Diabetes program for women

Diabetes WA will run three-hour interactive sessions for the ‘Walking away from diabetes’ program for groups of up to 10 women from late January to April.

A City statement said participants at each session would receive advice on increasing physical activity, healthy food choices and identifying risk factors.

“The program is designed for women who have previously had gestational diabetes and who have a 50 per cent chance of getting type 2 diabetes in the future,” it stated.

“The program is suitable for women who have previously had gestational diabetes, but not those who have a current diagnosis of gestational or type 2 diabetes.”

The first and last sessions will be at Butler Community Centre on January 21 and April 27, from 9am to noon.

Other sessions will be at the same time at Hainsworth Community Centre in Girrawheen on February 6, Wanneroo Recreation Centre on February 25, and Banksia Grove Community Centre on March 22. Book on 9325 7699 or bookings@diabeteswa.com.au.