What to do if you are at risk for diabetes
If you identify yourself as someone with prediabetes:
Research shows that doing just two things can help you prevent or delay diabetes (Type 2):
1. Lose 5% to 7% of your body weight, which would be 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person
2. Get at least 150 minutes (each week) of physical activity, such as brisk walking.
The National Diabetes Prevention Program:
Is a way to prevent diabetes Lifestyle change programs offered through the
National Diabetes Prevention Program click to read more
The program, led by CDC, can help you reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by about 58%.
Trained lifestyle coaches lead classes to help participants improve their food choices,
Increase physical activity, and learn coping skills to maintain weight loss and healthy lifestyle.
- To find out if there is a lifestyle class being offered in your community: Visit CDC online
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