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Mary Jo Frank, Participant, Diabetes Prevention Program
After trying commercial weight loss programs, Mary Jo Frank of Dexter, Michigan found her weight fluctuating and had given up on reaching a healthy weight. However, with encouragement from a friend, she joined the  Diabetes Prevention Program in January 2015. She started the program thinking she was “too old” to lose a significant amount of weight. Oh, how she was wrong.  Mary Jo is a strong believer in the Diabetes Prevention Program and thinks the program’s structure is easy to follow and stick to. > more
Mollie Van Bolt
Martha "Mollie" Van Bolt, Participant, Enhance Fitness
Martha Van Bolt (Mollie) has attended more than 300 Enhance Fitness sessions since 2010. If that isn’t impressive enough, knowing she recently celebrated her 100th birthday is. Born in 1916, she credits a long lifetime to being physically active, staying healthy, and eating fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden. “I really think that moving is the most important thing and I suppose the second most important thing would be choice of food,” said Mollie. > more
Alan Zander, Participant, Diabetes Prevention Program
Alan Zander, resident of Farmington Hills, joined the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s  Diabetes Prevention Program in January 2015. He was one of five participants who participated in a workshop at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. Although his group was smaller than most Diabetes Prevention Program workshops, he raves about how close he and his fellow participants became in just 16 weeks and how much he benefited from the program. > more

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