The PreventT2 lifestyle change program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This proven program can help you make modest lifestyle changes and cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will be offering this program FREE to all participants who qualify. Classes begin March 7th, Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm. To register for the program, contact Kelley Lentz, RD
PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES WITH THE PreventT2 PROGRAM
If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help you make lasting changes to prevent type 2 diabetes.
WITH THE PreventT2 PROGRAM YOU GET:
•A CDC-approved curriculum
•The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress
• A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
•Support from other participants with the same goals as you — and fun
•A year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 4 months, biweekly meetings for the next 2 months, then monthly for the last 6 months.
PREDIABETES CAN LEAD TO TYPE 2 DIABETES
One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.
The lifestyle changes you make in the PreventT2 program will help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
YOU MAY HAVE PREDIABETES AND BE AT RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES IF YOU:
•Are 45 years of age or older
•Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
•Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
•Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
MAKE A CHANGE —START TODAY!
If you think you may be at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes:
•Ask to be tested for prediabetes. The health care provider may do a simple blood test.
» Take the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” online quiz at: www.cdc.gov/PreventT2.
If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program.
Visit your primary care provider for a referral to the program or call Kelley Lentz, RD at 906-341-3251.
A special thank you to Superior Health Foundation for their generous contributions to this program initiative.