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Pre-diabetes is Your Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes Defined

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 96 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 80% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

The good news is that if you have prediabetes, there are programs that can help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems. Learn more about Pre-Diabetes here

Health Coaches & Lifestyle Changes are your solution for preventing diabetes

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If you have prediabetes, losing a small amount of weight if you’re overweight and getting regular physical activity can lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. A small amount of weight loss means around 5% to 7% of your body weight, just 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. Regular physical activity means getting at least 150 minutes a week of brisk walking or similar activity. That’s just 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

A lifestyle change program offered at Saunders Medical Center can help you make those changes—and make them stick. Highlights include:

  • Working with a trained coach to make realistic, lasting lifestyle changes.
  • Discovering how to eat healthy and add more physical activity into your day.
  • Finding out how to manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can slow your progress.
  • Getting support from people with similar goals and challenges.

With education and support, you can manage diabetes and change your life.