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Diabetes | Prevention


Did you know that more than 1 in 3 Americans currently have prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition when a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Many people don’t realize they have prediabetes as it has no clear symptoms.  If untreated, prediabetes can lead to more serious health conditions including diabetes and heart disease.

Some of the risk factors for prediabetes include:  Being over the age of 45, a family history of diabetes, overweight/obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and a history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy). 

If you have prediabetes or think you may be at risk, Complete the self-assessment tool to learn your risk level today. 

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Though prediabetes is a serious condition, the good news is that it can be reversed! 

Ellis Medicine proudly offers a nationally recognized Prevent T2 Lifestyle Change Program! Our program is based from the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevent Program and can help lower your risk of diabetes by more than 50%!

Our program is facilitated by trained Lifestyle Coaches, all of whom are also registered dietitians.  Our coaches will lead you through a yearlong program that will help you make realistic, and sustainable lifestyle changes!  Highlights from our program include:

  • Learning how to eat healthy
  • Adding more physical activity into your day.
  • Finding out how to manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can slow your progress.
  • Getting support from people with similar goals and challenges.

Many of our participants reach and exceed their weight loss goals in addition to making new healthy habits!!

Ellis Medicine is currently offering this program for free to community members!

Next sessions scheduled to start in March 2020

All Sessions are held at the:                                                                                                                                                             McClellan Street Health Center
600 McClellan Street                                                                                                                                                                    Schenectady, NY 12308

Interested in signing up?

Contact the Ellis Nutrition and Diabetes Education Center at 518.347-5421.