Prediabetes: Are you at risk?
December 15, 2015 Categories: Obesity Prevention
From: In Healthy Eating | Active Living
1 in 3 adults has prediabetes. Prediabetes means that a person has a blood glucose level that is higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. A person may have prediabetes and be at risk for developing diabetes if they:
- Are overweight
- Have a family history of Type 2 diabetes
- Have high blood pressure
- Are physically active less than 3 times a week
- Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
Take the prediabetes quiz to see if you are at risk.
Prediabetes can lead to serious health problems. Fortunately, there is a proven lifestyle change program that can help prevent getting Type 2 diabetes. The year-long program helps people at risk of developing diabetes take steps to improve their health and well-being. Several of these programs are being offered in Spartanburg County in 2016 and are currently enrolling people who are interested in participating.
Medical Group of the Carolinas – Diabetes Education Regional Outpatient Center
853 N. Church St, Suite 720C
Program to begin in January 2016
Call (864) 560-6465 for more information
SENIOR Solutions – Spartanburg
Northwest Community Center, 701 Saxon Avenue
Program to begin March 1, 2016 from 11am-12noon
Call (864) 562-4291 for more information
Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg
393 East Main Street
Program to begin February 10, 2016 from 10-11am
Call (864) 585-1999 for more information
YMCA of Greater Spartanburg’s Diabetes Prevention
151 Ribault Street
Program to begin in early 2016
Cost: $429, but includes an 8-month membership to the YMCA, payment assistance
may be available.
Call Brian Helsel at (864) 585-0306 for more information