The PEBB Diabetes Prevention Program is a lifestyle training program that teaches participants strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily life and eating healthy. You'll work with a trained health coach to how to make changes to become more physically active, reduce stress, lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Click on one of the following program links to learn more.
Pre-diabetes is when your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Having pre-diabetes means you have a high risk of developing diabetes. But with some healthy habits, you can stop it. You can lower your blood sugar to a normal level by:
Some people are more likely to develop diabetes. Just because you have some risk factors doesn't mean you'll get diabetes. Healthy choices can reduce your risk. Here are some risk factors:
If you have more than three risk factors, talk to your doctor. It might make sense for you to be tested for pre-diabetes. We also encourage you to join our Diabetes Care program if you've been diagnosed with diabetes or if your doctor thinks you're at a higher risk for diabetes. You'll work with a health coach to find easy ways to get healthy. See healthhappens.com for details, and test your risk at stopdiabetes.com.
Diabetes and pre-diabetes can have similar symptoms. If you don't manage them, some symptoms can lead to more serious problems. Symptoms include:
If you have these symptoms or questions about pre-diabetes, call your provider.
Source: Mayo Clinic
If you live in one of these counties and are pre-diabetic, you may be able to participate in the National Diabetes Prevention Program:
This program is based on a successful program from the National Institutes of Health. It focuses on healthy eating, regular activity and some weight loss. Over a year, people in this program have greatly reduced their risk of going from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes. To learn more, please call 800-838-3186 for the CCNO (EOCCO counties) or 503-581-9622 for the YMCA (Marion and Polk counties).
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