Get checked for prediabetes! Says the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), on national Diabetes Alert Day, March 26. Greater than 30 million adults are living with diabetes and about one in three have prediabetes, a state categorized by increased blood glucose levels. Nine in 10 people are not even aware that they might be in danger. Through screening and making constructive lifestyle alterations, it is possible to decrease the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by greater than 50%. Adults aged more than 65 can decrease this risk by more than 70%.
AADE has worked along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and with partners across the nation to gauge the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). An important component of the National DPP is a lifestyle change session (a year long) to guide individuals on how to decrease their risk of Type 2 diabetes, by shedding about6% of their body mass. The program offers guidance and support in the shape of a qualified lifestyle coach as well as a peer group to aid people in achieving and upholding their fitness goals. Group members learn to start eating healthier, get more active and manage stress.
To get informed of their prediabetes dangers, individuals can opt for a simple online screening at their website . Once they are familiarized with the risk, they can consult professional healthcare to associate with a CDC lifestyle modification program existing in their neighborhood (or online). Adults getting Medicare can take part in a Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program covered under the Medicare Part B at no charge. Furthermore, by a CDC-funded chance, AADE has teamed up with Omada Health to give a free of cost online lifestyle modifying program aimed at school bus drivers, truck drivers, and other license holders of commercial drivers’.