November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. An estimated 1 in 3 adults in the United States has prediabetes (79 million people), yet just 11 percent are aware they have it. Having prediabetes means a person has elevated blood glucose levels that are approaching those diagnosed as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at risk for not only developing type 2 diabetes, but also cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions.
Are you at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes? Find out quickly by answering a few questions online.
If you are at risk you qualify for the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program where you’ll learn how to eat better and how to step up your physical activity for improved health and a lower risk of contracting type 2 diabetes. The new Diabetes Prevention Program starts Thursday, November 10, at 7:30pm. Although class is starting, registration will remain open through November 30. To learn more about the program and to sign up, contact Christina Tanios at 310-390-3604 or by email.