96 million American adults — more than 1 out of 3 — have prediabetes

More than 8 in 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it!

With prediabetes your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. What if you could prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes? If you have prediabetes, now is the time to make a lifestyle change because prediabetes increases your risk of

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

If you ignore prediabetes, your risk for type 2 diabetes goes up and increases your risk for serious health complications:

  • Blindness
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Loss of toes, feet, or legs

The good news is that you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program.

The lifestyle change program is proven to help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and is based on research that showed:

  • weight loss of 5 to 7% of body weight achieved by reducing calories and increasing physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week resulted in a 58% lower incidence of type 2 diabetes
  • for people 60 and older, the program reduced the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 71%
  • after 10 years, lifestyle change program participants had a 34% lower incidence of type 2 diabetes

The lifestyle change program provides:

  • a trained lifestyle coach
  • CDC-approved curriculum
  • group support
  • a full year of in-person/online meetings

You will learn to make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes:

  • eat healthy
  • incorporate physical activity into their daily routine
  • manage stress
  • solve problems that get in the way of healthy changes

Are you ready to make a change and become more healthy? Contact:

Charlotte Gerrard

Gallatin Health Department

615-206-1100 ext 20121