Prevention

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Prevention

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes means a person's blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. If you have prediabetes, you are at increased risk for developing serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease. The sooner people find out they have prediabetes and take action, the better their chances of preventing type 2 diabetes.  Take this short quiz to see if you could have prediabetes.

 

What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?

The National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) uses a program that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, and will help you lower your risk by improving your food choices and increasing physical activity.

How does it work? As part of a group in your community, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting lifestyle changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

Features

• Trained coach to guide and encourage you
• Effective  program used throughout the country
• Support from others working on the same goals as you
• Skills to help you lose weight, be more physically active and manage stress
• Some insurance companies will cover

 

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