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Diabetes Prevention1

 

Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented!

Prediabetes does not have to become type 2 diabetes. Blood sugar levels can be brought back to normal with healthy lifestyle changes by:


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Eating Healthy
Choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan helps maintaining a healthy weight. Here are some resources on eating healthy:

Calfresh Healthy Living - provides information for healthy, low- cost recipes.

EatFresh.org- provides healthy, low-cost recipes, meal plans and other healthy tips.

Healthy Eating for Healthy Weight - includes information on planning meals, cutting calories, and healthy recipes.




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Being More Active
Regular physical activity is important for good health. Here are some resources for more information about physical activity:

American Heart Association: Getting Active - provides tips on increasing physical activity levels.

Physical Activity for a Healthy Weight - provides more information




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Losing Weight
National Diabetes Prevention Program participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).2

Losing Weight - this CDC website provides information on getting started on losing weight, improving your eating habits, and keeping weight off.









To find out if you or a loved one is at risk for prediabetes:

Take the  prediabetes risk test  →



Resources

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prediabetes: Your Chance to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/prediabetes.html
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Prevention Program - Why Participate? https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/why-participate.html

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