Diabetes Prevention Program

One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop Type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of toes, feet or legs.

Make a Change – Start Today!

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for Type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. The Health Department is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost to those who qualify for the program:

  • 18 years or older and not pregnant at time of enrollment
  • Not previously diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 (or over 23 if Asian American)
  • Diagnosed with prediabetes within the past year by a blood test. Fasting blood sugar of 100-125 or A1c of 5.7 to 6.4
  • Previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes
  • Positive screening for prediabetes based on CDC Prediabetes Screening Test
  • Referred by your healthcare provider (not required)

Join us for the kickoff on June 25 at 3:30pm at the Lawrenceville Health Center. Click the link below to register for the class.

Why Join?

This a year-long course, but it’s completely FREE! As a participant you’ll also receive special incentives throughout the year to help you on your journey in preventing diabetes. Seats are limited, so register today.

Get Screened

It’s important to know your numbers. Start with your A1C and blood pressure. Visit the Lawrenceville Health Center for both an A1C blood test and blood pressure reading — both for just $5!