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If your blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes, your doctor may tell you that you have prediabetes. When you hear that news, you have a choice. You can stay on a path that may lead to type 2 diabetes, and all the complications that come with it. Or you can use the news as a catalyst for making healthy changes in your life.

Led by Arna Vanebo, RD, and Melissa Morris, RD, CDE, Columbia Memorial Hospital’s new Diabetes Prevention Program starts on July 14, 2021. This program is CDC-recognized and based on research. It is focused on healthy eating and physical activity.

In Episode #33 of Hands on Health, Arna and Melissa talk about prediabetes and what you can do to prevent it from progressing to full-blown diabetes.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

You are eligible for this program if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with prediabetes based on a blood test completed in the last year,
  • Are a woman and have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy, or
  • Have a positive screening for prediabetes based on the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test.

Starting July 14, 2021, this lifestyle-change program will be offered in-person. This first yearlong cohort will not be billed for the classes, so this is a good time to take advantage of working to improve your overall health and well-being.

Call 503-338-7592 with questions, or to sign up.

Learn more about CMH Diabetes Education.

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“Hands on Health” is the podcast all about living your healthiest life on the coast. If you have a question or a comment, please call 503-338-4654 to leave us a message. We may include your question in an upcoming episode!

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