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Looking for a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program?

Getting a warning can sometimes be a helpful sign. My kids certainly love a warning before they lose a privilege. I imagine most people would be very appreciative if their physician took the time to warn them about potential chronic diseases that lead to heart disease, stroke or diabetes. "It you don't change XYZ you are going to have diabetes within the next 5 years." Yikes! What a wake-up call that would be for some many of us adults. Unfortunately, many individuals do not even realize how prevalent the Prediabetes epidemic has become. More than 1 out of 3 adults has Prediabetes. 9 out of 10 people with Prediabetes do not know they have it. Within the next 5 years, 15-30% of people with Prediabetes will develop Type 2 Diabetes.

Are you interested in such a warning? Do you know if you are at risk for Diabetes? Visit today and take the Diabetes Risk Factor Assessment. If you discover that you are at an elevated risk for Type 2 Diabetes, keep your health promise to see a physician within the next 3-6 months. You can also consider enrolling in a CDC (Center for Disease Control) recognized Diabetes Prevention Program. A CDC-recognized lifestyle change program is a structured program—in person or online—developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. It is designed for people who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes, but who do not already have diabetes. A trained lifestyle coach leads the program to help you change certain aspects of your lifestyle, like eating healthier, reducing stress, and getting more physical activity. This lifestyle change program is not a fad diet or an exercise class. And it’s not a quick fix. It’s a year-long program focused on long-term changes and lasting results. A year might sound like a long commitment, but learning new habits, gaining new skills, and building confidence takes time. As you begin to eat better and become more active, you’ll notice changes in how you feel, and maybe even in how you look.

My Time Nutrition is pleased to announce it's own CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program! Organizations that wish to offer CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs must submit an application and meet certain standards—such as having trained lifestyle coaches and using a CDC-approved curriculum. This ensures the programs are of high quality. Programs must also track results and send data to CDC each year to show that they are having an impact on preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes. CDC reviews these data and provides feedback to the program. With a CDC-recognized program, you can be sure that the work you put in will pay off. CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs work so well, in fact, that many employer-sponsored health plans and some Medicare and Medicaid plans cover them. Contact My Time Nutrition today to learn more about the Diabetes Prevention Program.

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