PREDIABETES INTERCEPTION: Reduce the Risk of Getting Diabetes

DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SOUND LIKE YOU?

dsc_2870-1You are overweight • You don’t make time for exercise • You’re tired and have no energy • Your blood sugar levels are higher than normal • You have a parent, grandparent, or relative with diabetes • Your waist is expanding • You have high blood pressure • You have undesirable triglyceride and /or cholesterol levels

One of these symptoms by itself, isn’t earth shattering, but collectively they could be signs of a silent epidemic that’s affecting children, women, and men: prediabetes.

Join us for prediabetes screening for ages 16 years and older October 11, 5-8 p.m. at UH St. John Medical Center, Building 2, Auditorium A & B, 29000 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake. The cost is $15 per person which includes the following screenings: HBA1C • Blood Glucose • Cholesterol • Blood pressure • Height • Weight • BMI • Waist Circumference • Diabetes Risk Assessment.

According to the CDC, more than 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it. You can feel perfectly healthy as the disease is progressing. Many people with prediabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years.

The good news is…..you can do something about it! Prediabetes can be treated and the risk of diabetes decreased through healthy lifestyle choices, if recognized early.

SJMC New Logo_RGBWhile you are waiting for screening results, visit the many on-site supportive services providing education, resources, and support. The best way to fight prediabetes and bring your blood sugar back to the normal range is with a coordinated plan of healthy nutrition, increased physical activity, and lifestyle coping strategies that support weight management.

Reservations are required: Please call the UH SJMC reservation line at 1-877-597-6348. StJohnMedicalCenter.net

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