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Programs and Resources:
Live Well to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention: Get Real TV PSA

Diabetes Focus: How Can I Reduce My Risk for Kidney Disease?

It's Never too Late to prevent diabetes

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Article: Its Not Too Late To Prevent Diabetes (Sam's Story)
Article: 10 Ways American Indians Can Prevent Diabetes
Article: Ten Smart Snacks For Teens

Prediabetes (also known as borderline diabetes) is a medical condition in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Glucose is used by the body for energy. Too much glucose in your blood can damage your body over time. Prediabetes is also called impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).

Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes is proven, possible, and powerful. Weight status is important to your risk of diabetes. Being overweight or obese (defined based on body mass index or BMI) affects the way insulin works in the body. Extra fatty tissue can cause the body to be resistant to the action of insulin, but exercise helps insulin work well.

Studies reveal that persons considered at high risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing approximately 5 to 7 percent (%) of their weight, if they are overweight. This reduction equals 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.

A few keys to success in achieving weight loss:

  • Engage in least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity five days a week.
  • Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and foods that are low in fat and reduce the number of calories you eat per day.

Listed below are a few resources to guide you with reaching your goals for living well to prevent diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Additional Resources:

American Kidney Fund: Kidney Health Screening & Resources in Georgia

Be Out There

Live Well With Diabetes: Benefits of Working with a Registered Dietician in Georgia

Making Health a Family Reunion Affair Toolkit: Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease Connection

National Eye Institute Resource: Financial Aid for Eye Care

National Diabetes Prevention Program

Prevent Blindness in Georgia: Diabetes and Eye Health Risk Test & Resources

 

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Programs and Resources: Live Well with Diabetes

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Resources: Manage Diabetes during Natural Disasters and Travel

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