Yvonne Thigpen, RN, is a diabetes educator who has seen it all in terms of family support. As the diabetes program coordinator at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., she counsels people through several classesa total of 10 hours of trainingon how to manage the disease.
Claudia McGill, 49, an artist in Wyncote, Penn., learned she had prediabetes after she and her husband decided to slim down together and visit a nutritionist to revamp their diet. At their first meeting the nutritionist warned McGill that she was at risk for prediabetes. Despite changing her diet and increasing her exercise, a year later McGill was diagnosed with prediabetes. Still, she and her husband stuck to their new, healthier habits.