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‘Thursdays at the U’ presentation to focus on diabetes prevention

| Linda Tollefsrud and Diane Walkoff

Chad Johnson

Chad Johnson

Are you on the path to diabetes? 84 million American adults have prediabetes and 90% are unaware of their condition. If you are 45 or older, overweight and have a family history of Type 2 diabetes, you might be at risk. 

Chad Johnson, an exercise physiologist who works within the Diabetes Prevention Program at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake, will present “Are you at risk for diabetes?” Sept. 19 during UW-Eau Claire – Barron County’s "Thursdays at the U" lecture and performance series. The presentation will be from noon-1 p.m. in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234, Ritzinger Hall) on the Rice Lake campus.

Johnson, who has worked at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake since 2010, will discuss the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes as well as the lifestyle changes that have been shown to prevent or delay its onset.

In addition to his position at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake, Johnson leads group fitness classes and medically based personal training sessions for community members. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in clinical exercise physiology from UW-La Crosse. 

For more information about "Thursdays at the U," contact Dr. Linda Tollefsrud, professor emeritus of psychology, UW Colleges, at or 715-788-6216.