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Diabetes Prevention

WHAT IS PREDIABETES?

Prediabetes happens when a person's blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes.

Without lifestyle changes most people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five to six years.

PEOPLE WITH PREDIABETES

Are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, 

Have a higher risk for heart disease and stroke.

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR PREDIABETES?

You are if:

  • You are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25kg/m),
  • You are inactive (do not get regular physical activity),
  • You are over age 45,
  • You have a family history of diabetes (sibling, parent),
  • You had gestational diabetes and/or delivered ≥ 9lb. baby,
  • You are African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, or American Indian.

Take the online quiz:

Know Your Score

If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider and ask to be tested for prediabetes.   Your health care provider may do a simple blood test to find out if you have prediabetes.

 

THE NATIONAL DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU!  

The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence-based (proven to work based on research) lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes:

The Diabetes Prevention Program research study showed that making reasonable behavior changes helped participants lose 5% to 7% of their body weight—that is 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.

It can help people cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.  These lifestyle changes (healthy eating, increased physical activity) reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58% in people with prediabetes!

People who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes work with a trained lifestyle coach in a group setting during the year-long program. 

For a full listing of Diabetes Prevention Programs in Tennessee visit:

 the CDC Registry of DPP Organizations  , select "Tennessee".

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ParTNers for Health is pleased to offer state, higher education, local government and local education agency members of the State Group Health Plan  and their enrolled adult dependents the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)* as a covered benefit. As long as you use an in-network provider, there is no cost to you. You do not have to pay a copay to participate.

To find out if you are eligible or to learn more about the program, contact one of the locations below in your area.

YMCA Association/Branch

City

YMCA DPP Contact

Phone Number

Greater Kingsport Family YMCA

Kingsport

Hilary Reynolds or Lauren Partin

423-765-9757

Charles W Cansler Family YMCA

Knoxville

Vickey Beard

865-637-9622

Fogelman YMCA

Memphis

Connie Binkowitz

901-505-0977

Cordova Family YMCA

Ric Nuber YMCA

Christ Church YMCA

Nashville

Kelli Mitchuson

615-256-1719 (ext.2)

Clarksville Area YMCA

Clarksville

Downtown YMCA

Nashville

Maryland Farms YMCA

Brentwood