Prediabetes is a serious medical condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 1 out of 3 American adults have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% don’t know they have it.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes or have a family history of the disease, this condition can be scary. Here at Madison Memorial Hospital we have the resources available to fight against prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, through our Diabetes Prevention Program.
Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this program will begin January 10th at 7:00 pm at Madison Memorial Hospital. The program will include regular class instruction and mentoring for one year. Our registered dietitians will design a specific food plan for each client based on height, weight, and age to help maintain good health.
Topics will include diet, exercise, stress reduction, coping strategies, and how activity level and exercise effect blood sugar. Goals for participants include losing 5-7% of starting weight by the end of the year, and logging 150 minutes of activity every week.
The average yearly medical expenditures, according to the American Diabetes Association is $16,650 for individuals diagnosed with diabetes. For just $199.00 you can greatly increase your chances of preventing this disease!
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