New this fall at the Winona Family YMCA is a partnership with the La Crosse YMCA on a program to educate local residents about diabetes and its prevention.              
The La Crosse "Y" is a provider of the National YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and will work with the local "Y" on developing a local program.

Winona "Y" Director Derek Madsen said the focus will be on prevention of type two diabetes among Winonans. Madsen said a local staff person will be hired to oversee the local program.

Madsen said the La Crosse YMCA will serve as an advisor initially but eventually the local  "Y" will have its own program.

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