You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
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More than 84 million (1 in 3) American adults have prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. What’s more, nearly 90% percent of those people don’t know they have it. Having prediabetes greatly increases the chance of developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. It’s critical for Americans to learn their prediabetes risk, be screened regularly and take the steps necessary to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) launched its first risk test in 1993. The risk test was adapted by a published study and validated using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To simplify the test, only health traits that people would know about themselves were included, such as age, height, and weight, but not blood sugar or cholesterol levels.
A person with a high score on the online risk test (five or higher) is at significant risk for having prediabetes. However, only a blood test can determine an official diagnosis
You May Have Prediabetes and Be at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes if You:
Are 45 years of age or older
Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
The PreventT2 Program is covered 100% by Medicare and most Insuarance in the USA and Territories.
Reduces Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help! PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. Prediabetes Can Lead to Type 2 Diabetes One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs. The lifestyle changes you make in the PreventT2 program will help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. 1 out of 3 American adults has prediabetes
YOU MAY HAVE PREDIABETES AND BE AT RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES IF YOU: • Are 45 years of age or older • Are overweight • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes • Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week • Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
PreventT2 IS PART OF THE NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM LED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) How the PreventT2 Program Works As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting 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. PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. By meeting with others who have prediabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles.
The PreventT2 program is offered in our community at: If You Think You May Be at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: » Take this fact sheet to a health care provider and ask to be tested for prediabetes. The health care provider may do a simple blood test. » If you don’t have a health care provider, call us to find out if you qualify for the program. » You can also check out the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” online quiz at www.cdc.gov/PreventT2. If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program.
1. In-person. Yearlong lifestyle change program delivered 100% in-person for all participants by trained Lifestyle Coaches; meaning, participants are physically present in a classroom or classroom-like setting. Lifestyle Coaches may supplement in-person sessions with handouts, emails, or reminder texts, although none of these may be the sole method of participant communication. Organizations that conduct make-up sessions online, via some other virtual modality, or over the phone are still considered to be delivering the program in-person.
2. Online. Yearlong lifestyle change program delivered 100% online for all participants; meaning, participants log into course sessions via a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Participants also must interact with Lifestyle Coaches at various times and by various communication methods, including online classes, emails, phone calls, or texts.
3. Distance Learning. Yearlong lifestyle change program delivered 100% by trained Lifestyle Coaches via remote classroom or telehealth (i.e., conference call or ZOOM) where the Lifestyle Coach is present in one location and participants are calling in or video-conferencing another location is considered Distance Learning.
I just wanted to share with you the excitement I have had in learning about taking care of myself, learning to eat healthy and lose weight to prevent me from becoming pre-diabetic. I have enjoyed our conversations on how to read labels, plan meals and how to add exercise. I didn't know how everyday life stresses could add to the levels of blood glucose. I'm never too old to learn but I have to share that meeting with the program has helped me to understand and get a better picture of what I need to do to make a better me.-- SM
"I am inpressed by the amaizing results of this program. Participants have lost weight, normalized their blood sugars and transformed their diet and have maintained these changes long after the program ended."
"I am inpressed by the amaizing results of this program. Participants have lost weight, normalized their blood sugars and transformed their diet and have maintained these changes long after the program ended." - Pamela Lewin, MD., D.P.H.Medical Director, EBW Wellness & Community Center
My journey began right after my birthday, January 2021....again (every beginning of the year the challenge was on!). So what changed this time? My doctor! He gave me my marching orders to lose weight or be placed on high blood pressure and diabetes medication! That was enough for me! I weighed 234 lbs and needed to do something about it. I tried on my own, but my weight just fluctuated. I needed help! I contacted Dynamic Therapy and Wellness Services (DTAWS) in March to help me with my prediabetic situation. I started my 6-month journey in March and Happy to announce that I have lost 22 pounds and counting! My blood pressure was also improved! DTAWS taught me how to take a lifetime approach in eating healthy, exercise, and resting when I should. Was it easy? No! It took determination, discipline, and be willing to go the extra mile for myself! My journey is not done yet, but I'm surely enjoying the ride!. AW
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