Eighty-six million Americans now have prediabetes — that’s 1 out of 3 adults. Of those 86 million, 9 out of 10 of them don’t even know they have it.
Without intervention, many people with prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. With numbers like that, it’s important to learn about prediabetes and take action. Prediabetes raises your risk for heart disease and stroke. Are you at risk? Click here to learn if you are at risk for prediabetes. If you are, contact your healthcare provider.
If you have prediabetes, help is available through CSU’s Diabetes Prevention Program, a lifestyle intervention that targets improving diet, increasing physical activity and achieving moderate weight loss. Best of all, it is open to the public, free to Anthem BCBS members, free to classified staff thanks to CSU’s Commitment to Campus program, and low cost for all others.
During the first half of the program, you will learn to:
- Eat healthy without giving up all the foods you love
- Add physical activity to your life, even if you don’t think you have time
- Deal with stress
- Cope with challenges that can derail your hard work — like how to choose healthy food when eating out
- Get back on track if you stray from your plan — because everyone slips now and then
In the second half of the program, you will enhance the skills you’ve learned so you can maintain the changes you’ve made. These sessions will review key ideas such as tracking your food and physical activity, setting goals, staying motivated and overcoming barriers. You may learn some new information, too. The lifestyle coach and small group will continue to support you.
Click here to learn more about the program. To be eligible for the program, patients must:
- Be at least 18 years old and
- Be overweight (Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥24*; ≥22 if Asian)
- Have a blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year
- Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes and
- Have no previous diagnosis of diabetes
Next classes begin:
- Monday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Call today for more information: (970) 495-5916