Prediabetes is a serious health condition that increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. 79 million Americans—35% of adults aged 20 years and older—have prediabetes.
Half of all Americans aged 65 years and older have prediabetes.
Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
How can type 2 diabetes be prevented?
Research shows that modest weight loss and regular physical activity can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by up to 58% in people with prediabetes. Modest weight loss means 5% to 7% of body weight, which is 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. Getting at least 150 minutes each week of physical activity, such as brisk walking, also is important.
Many factors increase your risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, especially if you are overweight.
To learn more about Diabetes Self-Management attend a classes through Livingston visit
www.lmvna.org and http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes.htm.
Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association hosts free monthly education classes throughout the county which include the following in Ventura. Given at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association office, 1996 Eastman Ave., Suite 109. For other cities visit their website or call 642-0239 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Bereavement Support Group Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30-8:00pm. These groups are open to individuals who have experienced loss and are free of charge.
Newly Bereaved Support Group Thursday, December 10th from 6-7:30pm. This monthly group is designed for adults who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one and is free. These groups meet every 2nd Thursday of each month.
Diabetes Classes Ventura: Tuesday, December 1st from 1-2:30pm. These meetings are held on 1st Tuesday of each month. General information is provided about Type 2 Diabetes with emphasis on the development of an individualized plan of care that includes diet, medication, exercise and blood sugar monitoring.
Joint Replacement Classes Ventura: Thursday, December 3rd from 1:00-2:00pm. You will learn what to expect before, during and after knee or hip replacement surgery and how to be an active participant in your care. These meetings are 1st Thursday of each month. For information or to RSVP call Dinah Davis at 642-0239 ext. 739.
Ventura: Monday, December 14th for both English and Spanish speaking. English 4:00-5:00pm and Spanish 5:30-6:30pm. You will learn what to expect before, during and after knee or hip replacement surgery and how to be an active participant in your care. For information or to RSVP call Dinah Davis at 642-0239 ext. 739.