Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention Program

The good news is type 2 diabetes can be prevented!   According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, those with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes with modest weight loss and regular physical activity.  People with pre-diabetes, those with higher than normal blood sugar levels, are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.  Most people with pre-diabetes don’t even know they have it.

More good news!  Spectrum Generations offers the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), a program that research has shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people who were at high risk for diabetes.  Participants work with a lifestyle coach and meet as a group once a week for 16 core sessions, and then once a month for six more months.  Improving food choices and increasing physical activity helps participants to lose weight and their risk of developing diabetes.

Class participants, lifestyle coaches and healthcare professionals talk about how the Diabetes Prevention Program can help prevent diabetes.  See a short video here http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/features.htm.

For more information about Diabetes Prevention Program, contact Jennifer Fortin at 800-282-0764, ext. 1657 or [email protected].

Risk Factors for pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes

People with the following risk factors are more likely to develop pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes:

  • Age 45 and older
  • Overweight
  • Have a parent with diabetes
  • Have a sister or brother with diabetes
  • Physically active less than three times a week

For more information about risk factors and pre-diabetes go to http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/factsheet.htm .

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Could you have
Diabetes and not know it?  Are you eligible for a free diabetes screening test?  Visit Medicare Diabetes Screening Project for more information.