Are You at Risk for Prediabetes?
We have a new program just for YOU.
Did you know 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has prediabetes? As you might expect, this condition often precedes a diagnosis of diabetes — individuals have high blood glucose or hemoglobin A1C levels, but they are not yet high enough to be classified as diabetes. Those with prediabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Nevertheless, not everyone with prediabetes will progress to diabetes. Lifestyle changes can make the difference.
Help Prevent Diabetes — Participate in a FREE Class!
The Diabetes Prevention Program, a large study of people at high risk for diabetes, showed that lifestyle intervention resulting in weight loss and increased physical activity can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes... and may even return blood glucose levels to the normal range. That is why Rochelle Community Hospital is partnering with the University of Illinois Extension office to launch another six-week program for people with prediabetes.
Participants will be encouraged to make real lifestyle changes, such as eating healthier and incorporating physical activity into their daily lives as well as improving problem-solving and coping skills. Meetings take place with a Trained Lifestyle Coach and Dietitians in a small group setting with other people making lifestyle changes. Based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this proven program will meet every other week with sessions focused on teaching those with prediabetes to make achievable, realistic lifestyle changes and reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.
This will be a FREE class, but a physician’s order will be required to participate.
Check back soon to find out more information about our upcoming Prediabetes class. You can also call our Outpatient Services Manager at 815-562-2181, ext. 2580.