DID YOU KNOW?
About one in three American adults—that’s 84.1 million people—have pre-diabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal.
Half of all Americans age 65 or older have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
People with pre-diabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action to prevent or delay the disease.
Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease.
THE GOOD NEWS
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living.
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of over the course of 25 one hour sessions. Topics covered include healthy eating, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, you will meet bi-weekly for 3 sessions and then monthly for added support to help maintain your progress.
- Participants must be at least 18 years old
- Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) at or above 25 (BMI ≥ 22 for Asian individuals)
- Be at risk for developing Type II diabetes.
AM I AT RISK?
To qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must have a blood value in the following range:
- Hemogloban A1c level between 5.7-6.4%, or
- Fasting Plasma Glucose between 100-125 mg/dL, or
- 2-hour (75 gm glucola) Plasma Glucose between 140-199 mg/dL
TAKE THE TEST
Naomie Murdock, Community Health and Wellness Director
540-371-9622 Ext 1028