Friday, September 16, 2016

Pre-Diabetes Class Offered

Prediabetes is a condition which can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Individuals with prediabetes have blood glucose levels that are higher than normal, but lower than the levels associated with the diagnosis of diabetes. It is important to help prevent diabetes, since it can lead to many health problems.

Prediabetes allows you to make lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Uncontrolled blood sugar increases your risk of developing complications including eye disease, nerve damage, kidney disease, heart disease, and other complications.

You are likely to develop prediabetes when you have certain risk factors which include:

  • Are age 45 or older
  • Are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian American, or Pacific Islander
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes
  • Are overweight
  • Are physically inactive
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides
  • Are a woman who had diabetes during pregnancy
  • Have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

The Prediabetes class teaches you how increases in physical activity, an improved diet and other positive lifestyle changes can stall or prevent type 2 diabetes. Wayne HealthCare Diabetes Education Program invites you to join us for a Prediabetes Class to learn lifestyle changes you can incorporate to improve your health. The class will be held on September 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Conference Rooms.

The cost to attend the class is $10. Call 937-547-5750 to register for the program.

Having prediabetes is an early warning system. Take action to avoid health problems that diabetes can bring.

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