Prediabetes: Are you at risk?

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

These programs are a great way for you or a loved one to participate in Spartanburg’s Way to Wellville challenge! Be bold…be brave…be well…