About Prediabetes & Type 2 Diabetes

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November 5, 2018

More than 84 million US adults—that’s 1 in 3—have prediabetes. With prediabetes, blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk for type 2 diabetes (the most common type of diabetes), heart disease, and stroke.

In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled as the US population has aged and become more overweight. Now more than 30 million Americans have diabetes, which increases their risk for a long list of serious health problems, including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Kidney failure
  • Loss of toes, feet, or legs

The good news: the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program’s lifestyle change program can help people with prediabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems and improve their overall health. It’s scientifically proven, and it works.

The Treasure Valley Family YMCA is hosting a  on  Thursday, Nov 15 at 5:45 pm and would love for you to come and learn with us.  We will provide an opportunity to find out where you or a loved one may stand on your risk for type 2 diabetes as well as the hope and tools available for preventing this disease. Please join us and bring a friend to the Healthy Living Center located at 419 N. 11th Street in downtown Boise.

RSVP by November 14th to Kara Federonick at kara.federonick@ymcatvidaho.org.

Call 208 344 5502 ext 207 with questions.

 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes-type2/index.html