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Prevent T2 at MHCC

PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES WITH THE PreventT2 PROGRAM

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help you make lasting changes to prevent type 2 diabetes.

WITH THE PreventT2 PROGRAM YOU GET:

  • A CDC-approved curriculum
  • The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress
  • A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
  • Support from other participants with the same goals as you — and fun
  • A year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months

PREDIABETES CAN LEAD TO TYPE 2 DIABETES

One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.

The lifestyle changes you make in the PreventT2 program will help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

YOU MAY HAVE PREDIABETES AND BE AT RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES IF YOU:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
  • Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds

PreventT2 IS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Prevent T2 Classes at Memorial Hospital of Converse County will begin on August 31st at the Medical Office Building. A virtual option will be available as well. Lunch will be provided to persons that attend in the building. Tools for success will also be provided to participants that attend in person.

Some insurance plans will cover the cost for PreventT2. Check with your insurance provider to see if PreventT2 is covered. The overall value of the class is $600 but the cost for each participant is only $75. Scholarships are available as well!

Meet Your Instructor, Ashley Littleton

As a Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, Ashley routinely provides inpatient and outpatient nutrition counseling for our patients. Providing excellent care with compassion, Ashley works to ensure that patients are met with empathy and expert guidance through their appointments.

For more information on the Prevent Type2 Course at Memorial Hospital of Converse County, click here!

MAKE A CHANGE —START TODAY!

If you think you may be at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes:

Ask to be tested for prediabetes. Your health care provider may do a simple blood test.

If you don’t have a health care provider, call us to find out if you qualify for the program.

Take the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” online quiz at: www.cdc.gov/PreventT2. If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program.