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What Is PreDiabetes?
"Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with Prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for Prediabetes."~ CDC
- 89 million Americans – 35% of adults 20 years and older – have Prediabetes.
- Half of all Americans aged 65 years and older have Prediabetes.
- Only 7% of people with Prediabetes are aware of their condition.
- Prediabetes are at a 50% increase risk for heart disease and stroke.
- People whose Prediabetes advances to diabetes pay an average of $13,700 every year for health care - $6,000 - $7,000 more than people without diabetes.
What Is The "Diabetes Prevention Program"?
"The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), led by the CDC, is offered to help people make necessary lifestyle changes. The program was designed and piloted in Indiana by the Indiana University School of Medicine, and has proven to prevent and/or delay Type 2 diabetes. This program helped people cut their risk for diabetes in half!
In this year-long program, participants work with a trained "Lifestyle Coach" in a group-like setting to set personal goals, learn how to eat healthy, add daily physical activity, stay motivated, and problem solve issues that can get in the way of making healthy lifestyle changes. ~ In.Gov
We are a CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program.