Diabetes | Prevention
Did you know that more than 1 in 3 Americans currently have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t even know they have it? Prediabetes means someone has high blood sugar levels, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. This is a serious condition that could potentially lead to diabetes, stroke, and heart attack.
There are several risk factors that could put someone at a higher risk for developing prediabetes. Those who have a sibling or parent with diabetes, who are overweight, and who get little to no physical activity are at an increased risk of developing prediabetes. Additionally, women who had gestational diabetes are at an increased risk of developing diabetes years after being pregnant. Complete the self-assessment to check your risk level.
Ellis Medicine is offering a free Diabetes Prevention Program to the community.
Call 518.347.5493 today to register.
Starting Tuesday, February 7
Every Tuesday at 4 PM
McClellan Street Health Center
600 McClellan Street, Schenectady, NY 12308
This is a no cost, 16-week long program that is designed to help people with pre-diabetes learn about lifestyle changes. The program will cover things such as healthy eating habits and exercises, and how else you can lower your risk of getting diabetes. Call 518.347.5493 to register for a class.