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%.