Did you know?
1 out of 3 American adults has prediabetes. If you have prediabetes, you can make changes now to improve your health and prevent type 2 diabetes.
The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help you lose weight, become more physically active, and reduce stress.
With PrevenT2, you get:
A proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
A CDC-approved curriculum and trained lifestyle coach
A year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months
Support from others like you as you learn new skills
Join the PreventT2 program--so you can keep doing the things you love.
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 Reduces Your Risk for 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!
Prevent T2 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 Prevent T2 program will help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.