Prediabetes is a condition where a person has higher-than-normal blood sugar levels but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. According to MayoClinic.com, symptoms are not usually present but one may find darkened skin on certain areas of the body. Without any lifestyle changes, people with prediabetes are very likely to develop type 2 diabetes. While exact causes are unknown, family history, genetics, and inactivity are important factors. If you're worried about prediabetes, join us for our free Diabetes Prevention Program. See the details below:
What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?
Our Diabetes Prevention Program is a CDC-approved lifestyle-change program. It was developed nationally to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes.
Our DPP-trained pharmacist, Kyle, leads the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. The program also includes group support from others who share your goals and struggles.
This lifestyle change program is not a fad diet or an exercise class. And it’s not a quick fix. It’s a year-long program focused on long-term changes and lasting results.
A year might sound like a long commitment, but learning new habits, gaining new skills, and building confidence takes time. As you begin to eat better and become more active, you’ll notice changes in how you feel, and maybe even in how you look.
Free to join
The first session is August 1 at 10 a.m.
Indiana County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room, 1019 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701
If interested, please register by August 1. To sign up, call the pharmacy at 724-349-4200. You can learn more about prediabetes on the Centers for Disease Control website here.
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