Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Program
CDC Approved National Diabetes Prevention Program
This program is proven to help people with predibeted prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes.
This FREE 26-week series is designed to help participants learn about healthy food choices and how to increase their activity to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes.
One of the neat things about this program is this is NOT a lecture series. Whether attended in person or virtually, these classes are highly interactive, where mutual support and success build the participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. When in person instruction resumes, participants will gain hands-on experience and collaborate with other participants to develop real-life solutions to some of the challenges they face managing their diabetes in daily life. There is an element of peer support and weekly weigh ins with an incentive for the “biggest loser” at the end of the class cycle. There are healthy cooking demonstrations as well as fun and easy ideas that can help attendees increase their physical activity.
This is a CDC approved program. PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
For more details and to register: Please call 518-842-3561.
What Is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a blood glucose (sugar) level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not even know they have it. If you have prediabetes and do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity, you can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
Am I at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?
You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and 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 three times per week; or
- Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.
If you think you may be at risk, a health care provider can do a blood test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes. You can also take this simple, seven-question quiz to help assess if you could be at risk for having prediabetes: