Diabetes Prevention Program
This program is proven to prevent or delay the onset 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 greatthings 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. Information is shared about healthy cooking in a way that is fun and interactive and milestone incentives are provided. 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 in daily life.
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 assess if you could be at risk for having prediabetes:
*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).