Diabetes Assessment

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Over 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and 1 out of 4 does not know that they have it. This Diabetes Assessment serves several purposes. If you don't have diabetes, the assessment will help you understand your risk for getting diabetes in the future. If you aren't sure whether or not you have diabetes now, it will help you better understand the likelihood, including symptoms and how you can be screened for diabetes.

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What is Prevent T2?

Prevent T2 is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program designed to help people who are pre-diabetic cut their risk in half for developing type 2 diabetes. This program is also referred to as the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP).

Participant qualifications:

  • People with elevated blood sugar or “borderline diabetes” people who had gestational diabetes
  • People with a family history of diabetes and are overweight people with an A1c between 5.7% - 6.4%
  • People with a fasting plasma glucose between 100-125 mg/dL
  • People who might be at risk via the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test

The main goals of this program are for the participants to:

  • Lose 5-7% of their starting body weight
  • Work up to 150 minutes of physical activity per week
  • Learn how to eat healthy by tracking daily caloric and fat intake
  • Cut their risk for developing type 2 diabetes in half

How is the program set up?

  • Participants will attend once per week for 16 sessions and then 1-2 times per month over the course of one year
  • Sessions last 1 hour
  • Sessions are taught by CDC-trained Lifestyle Coaches

Why does this matter?

  • Prediabetes is 100% reversible
  • 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it
  • If left untreated, 30% of people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years
  • Complications from type 2 diabetes include: blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and amputation of extremities.

Sign up now

For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Beth Cecil at Beth.Cecil@OwensboroHealth.org.