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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

•Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States

•Currently, 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes 

•If the trends continue, by 2025 1 in 5 will have diabetes

People who have diabetes are at a higher risk of other serious health conditions, such as:

•Blindness

•Kidney failure

•Heart disease

•Stroke

•Loss of toes, feet, or legs

You can greatly reduce your risk of these other serious health conditions by making healthy lifestyle changes and learning to manage your diabetes.   


Diabetes Prevention Program

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 

•86 million Americans have prediabetes—1 out of every 3 adults in the US

•Of those 86 million Americans, 9 out of 10 people don't even know they have prediabetes

•Many people with pre-diabetes could develop type 2 diabetes within the next 5 years, if they do not make lifestyle changes


You may be at risk for prediabetes if you:

•are overweight

•are not physically active

•have high blood pressure

•have a family member with diabetes

•are a women, who has ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes


*In addition to the risk factors listed above, individuals of certain race or ethnic backgrounds are at greater risk of developing diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, American Indians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


In many cases, diabetes can be prevented or delayed with weight loss, healthy eating, and exercise.  


Holy Cross Hospital, is a recognized provider of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the CDC. 
This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes to cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58%. 

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program with 16 weekly sessions, 4-biweekly session, and 6 monthly follow-up maintenance sessions with trained lifestyle coaches who empower participants to take charge of their health.  

Learn more by calling 954-771-2381.

Diabetes Prevention Resources


Diabetes Management Resources 

 

References   

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (2017).  Diabetes Home: infographics. 
Retrieved from 
https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/socialMedia/infographics.html 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (2017).  National Diabetes Prevention Program: diabetes is serious and common. 
Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes-type2/index.html 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (2017).  National Diabetes Prevention Program: about prediabetes & type 2 diabetes. 
Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes-type2/index.html 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  (2017).  National Diabetes Prevention Program: who is at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes?  Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes-type2/index.html 

 

 

 

 

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