You Can Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Join the Prevent T2 Program
If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help!
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.
Prediabetes Can Lead to Type 2 Diabetes
One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.
The lifestyle changes you make in the PreventT2 program will help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
How the PreventT2 Program Works
As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.
PreventT2 is a year-long program. The Your Health Unbound community participating in the Prevent T2 program will have biweekly online meetings with weekly check-ins through the year. Upon enrollment in the program, you will be provided with login details to access the program materials, a calendar of meetings, and complete details about this program.
Some insurance plans will cover the cost for PreventT2. Check with your insurance provider to see if PreventT2 is covered. We will assist you in reaching out to your insurance provider.
If You Think You May Be at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes:
» Download the attached fact sheet and take it to a health care provider and ask to be tested for prediabetes. The health care provider may do a simple blood test.
» If you don’t have a health care provider, contact us to find out if you qualify for the program.
» You can also check out the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” online quiz above. If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program, contact information below.