Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CBS News Highlights the Diabetes Prevention Program

Estimates show one in three Coloradans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes within six years. Pre-diabetes means higher than normal blood sugar levels and is a precursor for type 2 diabetes. Coloradans who are overweight and physically inactive with a family history of diabetes are at greatest risk.

Pre-diabetes does not have to lead to type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Prevention Program, now being offered by community groups across Colorado, has been shown to reduce the risk of developing diabetes. Taught by trained lifestyle coaches, this 16-week program includes weekly sessions on nutrition and physical activity, such as how to read food labels, how to develop and maintain a healthy diet, and how to deal with stress without overeating. 

Get a free pre-diabetes screening at the Denver EXPO on 2/9/13

To find a Diabetes Prevention Program near you, call 1-800-DIABETES or call the YMCA of Metro Denver at 303-524-2747

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