Diabetes can cause heart disease, stroke, amputation, blindness and even death. More than 13 percent of Delaware adults have diabetes, and 38 percent have prediabetes.

AARP is collaborating with the YMCA of Delaware to help people prevent diabetes through healthier habits. YMCA offers a 16-week course on how to use diet, exercise and modest weight loss to prevent the disease.

For information and fees, go to ymcade.org/preventdiabetes or email
diabetesprevention@ymcade.org. The program offers AARP members a 20 percent discount. Ask for it during enrollment.