The Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based, lifestyle change program that offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with prediabetes and those at high risk for prediabetes. Prediabetes involves blood sugar levels that are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diabetes.
An individual with prediabetes can delay or prevent type 2 (T2) diabetes by making simple lifestyle changes. Diet and moderate exercise, resulting in a modest weight loss, often work to delay or prevent progression to a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
You will learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and prevent diabetes in this 12-month diabetes prevention program. Your group will meet with a trained Diabetes Prevention Program facilitator. Participants receive a one-year membership to the Superior YMCA.
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DIABETES?
Complete the CDC prediabetes risk test below. Add up the number of points associated with each answer to learn your risk for prediabetes.
IF YOU SCORED 5 OR HIGHER YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE:
You have an increased risk for prediabetes and are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.
Classes begin September 2022.
FREE! ($429 Value). This cost is fully covered by Essentia Health and the Superior Douglas County Family YMCA Annual Support Campaign
Contact Health & Wellness Director Jen Rosnau, email@example.com, 715-392-5611 Ext 115
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been involved in extensive research on prediabetes and diabetes in the United States. Their findings suggest that this disease continues to be a growing issue for people of all ages and backgrounds:
Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in the United States.
Recent studies estimate that 79 million Americans over the ages of 20 have prediabetes.
Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
In 2010, roughly 1.9 million new cases of diabetes in people over the age of 20 were diagnosed.
People with diabetes are about 50% more likely to die than people of the same age without diabetes.
Medical expenses for people with diabetes are 2.3 times greater than those without.
People with diabetes are between 2-4 times more likely to have a stroke and die from heart disease.
Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people aged 20-74.
People with diabetes are at greater risk for nerve damage, dental disease, lower limb amputation, depression and complications during pregnancy.