Are You at Risk?
If you have prediabetes, you can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5 to 7 percent of your body weight. That is about 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. In Fit for Service Wellness PreventT2 lifestyle change program, participants work in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills needed to lose weight, become more physically active, and manage stress.
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s proven to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes. The local program is offered at Fit for Service Wellness in Plano, TX. The cost is $150; some insurance providers will cover the cost of the program. PreventT2 groups meet for a year — weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months. “Participants in the PreventT2 program are preventing type 2 diabetes by making lasting lifestyle changes,” said Clarice Nelson, Fit for Service Wellness Program Director. Having prediabetes means it’s time for prevention. To find a PreventT2 program near you, call Clarice Nelson at 469-854-0671. To learn more, visit www.fitforservice.org. #Diabetes #PreventT2 #Lifestylecoach # Prediabetes #Healthandwellness #Weightloss #Fitness