By Kelly Benson, Healthy Living Director, Tillamook County Family YMCA
The Tillamook YMCA, in partnership with North Senior & Disability Services and Health Insight, provides the Diabetes Prevention Program informational one-hour orientation and diabetes screening on Monday April 1st from 11 am to 1 pm. The program is free to people in our community and is a 12-month program about lifestyle change for people at risk of getting diabetes.
One out of three American adults have prediabetes; and NINE out of ten people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Prediabetes is when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Find out your risk with this test below, then come by the Tillamook YMCA at 11 am for a health screening, or see your doctor to get your blood sugar tested. If you ignore prediabetes, the risk for type 2 diabetes goes up and so does the risk for serious chronic health issues such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and more.
With this program learn about simple, easy lifestyle changes you can make to lower your risk and prevent type 2 diabetes with healthy eating and being more active. The weekly program will include information about ways to reduce fat and calories, recipes and cooking classes, moving those muscles and making being active a way of life, managing stress and ways to stay motivated.
Find out your pre-diabetes risk with this test:
For more information, contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Wendy at email@example.com, or visit the YMCA on Monday April 1st from 11 am to 1 pm for the Diabetes Prevention Program, 610 Stillwell Avenue, or call 503-842-9622.