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Diabetes Care

Prediabetes

Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Get the Facts

If you have prediabetes, your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to:

  • Heart attack.
  • Stroke.
  • Blindness.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Lower limb amputation.

Are You at Risk?

9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. You’re at risk for prediabetes — and type 2 diabetes — if you:

  • Are over age 45.
  • Are overweight.
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes.
  • Exercise fewer than three times a week.
  • Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more.
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One Year to a Healthier You

PreventT2 is a one-year lifestyle program that will help you lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The program is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PreventT2 is taught by ChristianaCare registered dietitians and community educators who’ve been trained as lifestyle coaches.

The goal of the program is to help you lose 5 to 7 percent of your weight — up to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds — by eating healthier and being more physically active.

Meetings are weekly for the first 16 weeks then twice a month for the next six months.

With PreventT2, you’ll learn to:

  • Improve Nutrition
  • Become more physically active.
  • Become more physically active.
  • Manage stress.
  • Successfully overcome obstacles.
  • Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
A smiling senior Black woman holds a bowl containing salad. “I have lost 23 pounds, and…was able to get off blood pressure medication and medication for acid reflux.” — Megan

The PreventT2 Program is:

  • Free to eligible Medicare participants with prediabetes
  • Free for any ChristianaCare employee and their covered spouse (regardless of age) who may be at risk for Type 2 Diabetes

Small group classes of up to 15 people provide a supportive environment.

Live Your Best Life Today

If you think you might have prediabetes:

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Learn More

To learn more about how PreventT2 can help you avoid diabetes,
call 302-623-3439.

Classes are held at:
Christiana Hospital, 4755 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718

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