In fact, one does not need to give up the foods they love, just make small lifestyle changes. Making small lifestyle changes and losing a little bit of weight, even five percent, can make a huge positive health impact.
Reduce the risk for developing type 2 diabetes
Reduce the risk for heart disease and some cancers
Improve blood glucose
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes is when your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The major difference between prediabetes and type 2 diabetes is that with prediabetes an individual can reduce the risk or prevent type 2 diabetes by making lifestyle changes. However, once diagnosed, type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that does not currently have a cure. That’s why it’s important for an individual to know their risk for developing type 2 diabetes and, if at risk, to connect with a Diabetes Prevention Program.
Type 2 diabetes
The GIFT program is for anyone who is looking for health and wellness information and a starting point to lose weight, learn tools for healthy eating and ways to be more physically active. In this program, participants meet once a week for 12 weeks and cover topics such as physical activity, healthy shopping on a budget, reading nutrition labels, fiber, fats, and gain the tools to make healthy lifestyle changes.