Greenville, S.C. (WSPA) – November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System wants to educate the community about lifestyle changes that could help you.

Allison Harrold, Wellness Outreach RN with Bon Secours St. Francis said the Center for Disease Control estimates 96 million adults in the U.S. have pre-diabetes.

Nearly 80% of them aren’t aware they have it. 

Pre-diabetes puts people at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, so it’s important for them to understand and manage their lifestyle to hopefully prevent progression. 

The hospital system debuted a free program to help people manage their lifestyle and make better choices. 

That includes examples of choosing healthier foods and regular physical activity.  

For anyone interested in taking part in the program, contact Allison Harrold, RN, via email at or by calling 864-608-0849.You can also learn more about diabetes and the various services available to help at