– Ann Albright, PhD, RDN Director, Division of Diabetes Translation
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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Today, 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes,
and most of them don’t even know it.
Type 2 diabetes puts people at risk for many serious health problems, including:
• Heart attack
• Kindney failure
• Loss of toes, feet or legs
Fortunately, having prediabetes doesn’t guarantee a person will develop type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented.
A CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program can help people prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health.
The Prevent T2 lifestyle change program is proven to help people with pre-diabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by 58%. Prevent T2 is a year-long program with trained lifestyle coaches and a support group. The program meets weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months.
How to Get Started
If you find out you have prediabetes, ask your provider to refer you to the Cottage Hospital CDC-recognized lifestyle change program. Through the program, you’ll take small, manageable steps that add up to lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
For more information please call 603.747.9156 and a Certified Lifestyle Coach will help you through the process.