– About 86 million American adults have pre diabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet diabetes.
– Half of all Americans age 65 or older have pre diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes
– Diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease
– People with pre diabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they take action to prevent or delay the disease.
If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you work with others to learn strategies to make small measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.
Improve your health, boost your energy.
Group Support for a WHOLE YEAR.
DO I HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LAB VALUES OR DIAGNOSIS?
AM I AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES?
Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. 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.
TAKE THE TEST – KNOW YOUR SCORE!
|Answer these seven questions - for each “Yes” answer, add the number of points listed:||YES||NO|
|Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?||1||0|
|Do you have a parent with diabetes?||1||0|
|Do you have a brother or sister with diabetes?||1||0|
|Is your BMI > 25 (Use the calculator above.)?||5||0|
|Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no physical activity in a typical day?||5||0|
|Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?||5||0|
|Are you 65 years of age or older?||9||0|
|TOTAL POINTS FOR ALL “YES” RESPONSES:|
If your “yes” answers score 9 or higher, then you may be at risk for pre-diabetes or diabetes, and may qualify for the program. This does NOT mean you have diabetes. You will need a blood test to confirm if you have diabetes.
*Contact Christine Stanford at 585-341-4064 or email Christine for more information about program fees, financial assistance, and whether the program is a covered benefit for you. Please download our brochure to have at your fingertips.
Enrolling Now, please contact Christine Stanford, Program Coordinator to find out more. 341-4064
Carlson Metro Center