National Diabetes Prevention Program
According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of three American adults has prediabetes – meaning their blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal, putting them at high risk for diabetes. You could be at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes if you:
- are 45 years of age or older
- are overweight
- have a family history of type 2 diabetes
- are physically active fewer than three times per week
- ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
- ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes), or
- have been diagnosed with prediabetes
Take this assessment
on the CDC's website to find out if you are at risk for developing diabetes.
Mon General Hospital’s National Diabetes Prevention Program
can help reduce your risk for diabetes. Research has shown that making small changes – including making better food choices, increasing physical activity, and reducing stress – can significantly reduce your risk for developing diabetes. This program will educate and support you in making those important lifestyle changes.
To participate in the program, you must be at high risk for developing diabetes, have been diagnosed by a physician as having prediabetes, or had gestational diabetes in a pregnancy.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program and is free of charge
, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. It is not necessary to have a physician referral to participate
, provided you meet the prediabetes requirements.
For more information:
Andrea S. McCarty, MS, RDN, LD, CDE
Diabetes Education Coordinator
Watch the Video To Learn More about Pre-diabetes: