What Is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three adults in America has prediabetes, and most don't know it. Take the Risk Test now to see if you are at risk.
How Can Prediabetes Affect Me?
Without losing weight or increasing physical activity, people with prediabetes may develop type 2 diabetes over a period of years. If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, you can make changes now to improve your health.
What Changes Can I Make To Help Avoid Developing Type 2 Diabetes?
Making small lifestyle changes now — like eating healthier foods, being more physically active, and managing stress — may help you avoid having to manage type 2 diabetes for the rest of your life.
How Can CYL2 Help Me Make These Changes?
The CYL2 program can help you take charge of your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Research has found that this CYL2 program helps people make small lifestyle changes and cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.
CYL2 reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes and many other chronic conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure. The goal of the program is to help you lose 5 to 7 percent of your weight — that's only 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds — by eating healthier and being more physically active. This will improve your health and cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
How Much Does CYL2 Cost?
There is no cost to you. Claiborne County Family Health Center has partnered with the Black Women's Health Imperative through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When Does CYL2 Meet?
CYL2 meets for one year with weekly meetings for the first six months, and meetings twice a month for the following 7-26 months, to help maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. Call (601) 437-3050 to find out when classes are available and how you can join!