Of the 86 million Americans with prediabetes, only about 9 million are aware of it. Prediabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Other terms for prediabetes include “borderline diabetes” and “impaired blood glucose.” Risk factors include family history, age, weight, hypertension (high blood pressure), and low physical activity levels. Prediabetes means that you are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It also means you have the opportunity to make lifestyle changes, including healthier eating habits and increased physical which result in modest weight loss to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.
Currently, there is NO CURE for diabetes, but prediabetes can be reversed!
Can I participate in the program?
To qualify for the program, participants must be overweight (BMI >25) and have a diagnosis of prediabetes or be at high risk of developing Type II Diabetes.
A person who meets any of the following criteria is defined as a person with prediabetes:
- Fasting plasma glucose between 100 -125 mg/dL
- HbA1c between 5.7 and 6.4%
- Random or casual blood glucose level (must be 140-199mg/dL)
- Risk factor score that places at high risk
Individuals who meet any of the following criteria may also be eligible:
- Blood pressure 140/90 or higher
- Age 45 years or older
- Elevated cholesterol levels
- Participate in physical activity less than two times per week
- Has or had a parent or sibling with diabetes
- Has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes
- Previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes
- Previous birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
Find out more or enroll in the program today by contacting the program coordinator at 765-286-0818 ext. 223 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.