Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Nationwide, more than 1 out of every 3 adults have prediabetes, a condition that leads to Type 2 diabetes. 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have prediabetes, or that they can still manage to cut their risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes in half. T2D is a major chronic disease. Medical costs for people with diabetes are more than twice as high as they are for people without diabetes. Not to mention, the risk of death for adults with T2D is 50% higher than for adults without diabetes. Diabetics are at a higher risk of many other serious health complications, like blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and the loss of toes, feet, or legs.

Risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes include: being overweight, having a family history of diabetes, being physically inactive, and being 45 and older.

Could you be prediabetic? Find out by taking this quiz through the CDC website HERE.

The most effective way to reduce your risk of developing T2D is by losing weight, eating healthy and being more active.

Drew Memorial was one of the first Diabetes Prevention Programs in our state. The program is designed for prediabetic people who want to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. We incorporate individual goals in a supportive group environment. We look at our own barriers to weight loss and healthy eating and stay in contact regularly. The most effective programs for losing weight and improving eating habits are those that have consistent, long-term follow-up. This year-long curriculum is evidence-based and proven to create positive change for participants.

Upcoming Class Dates: A new cohort begins soon. Please contact us to find out when our next classes begin!

To find out when our next DPP cohort begins, please call Heather Wilson, Education Coordinator at (870) 460-4817 or hwilson@drewmemorial.org.

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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention