Today, there are approximately 57 million people in the United States with pre-diabetes, a condition that raises a person's risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke; could you be one of them? Healthy lifestyle habits are the key to delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes from happening to you.
Start a diabetes discussion with your doctor today by evaluating this list of classic "red flag" symptoms together (not always present):
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Extreme hunger
- Unexplained weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Slow-healing sores or frequent infections
Know Your Risk
How many of the following controllable risk factors apply to you?
Take Action - Help Reduce Your Risk
Diabetes Prevention Project
Join the 16-week Diabetes Prevention Project. Participants meet weekly at the YMCA for 16 weeks with their Lifestyle Coach (Registered Dietitian), where they learn about the balance between healthy eating and physical activity.
New classes are starting soon, call 237-8599 for more information.