What is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a condition when the body does not use insulin properly, and, as a result, the blood sugar levels are higher than normal. It is also a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Type 2 diabetes often leads to complicatons, such as heart attack, kidney failure, blindness, stroke, lower limb amputation.
You don’t want to have type 2 diabetes because it means
GOOD NEWS IS THAT OUR LIFESTYLE CHANGE PROGRAM HAS BEEN PROVEN TO PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE.
THE GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE PROGRAM?
WHAT IS THE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM?
- At least 18 years old and
- Body Mass Index > 25; >23 if Asian (Click here to know your BMI) and
- No previous diagnosis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- EITHER a, b, or c should be true:
a) you took Prediabetes Risk Test and received a result of high risk for type 2 diabetes (Click here to know your risk)
b) you have prediabetes based on blood work
i. HbA1c: 5.7-6.4% or
ii. Fasting plasma glucose 100-125 mg/dL or
iii. Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140-199 mg/dLc)
c) you had gestational diabetes (a form of high blood sugar affecting pregnant women)