Lifestyle Balance to Prevent Diabetes: A Pre-Diabetes ProgramThe Winthrop Diabetes Education Center team of nurse and dietitian specialists has developed a program designed to help people with pre-diabetes prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
How do I know if I have pre-diabetes?
Several tests can determine if you have pre-diabetes: The fasting blood glucose test measures your blood glucose first thing in the morning at least 8 hours after your last meal or snack. The oral glucose tolerance test requires having your blood glucose checked after fasting and then two hours after drinking a sweet beverage. The A1C test shows your average blood glucose over the past three months. It can be taken any time of the day and is reported as a percentage (%).
If your fasting blood glucose test measures between 100 and 125 mg/dl, you have pre-diabetes. If it rises to 126 mg/dl or higher, you have diabetes.
If your oral glucose tolerance test measures between 140 and 199 mg/dl two hours after drinking a sweet beverage, you have pre-diabetes. If the result is 200 mg/dl or higher, you have diabetes.
If your A1C test measures between 5.7 to 6.4%, you have pre-diabetes. If the result is 6.5% or higher, you have diabetes.The Pre-diabetes Program is offered in day or evening sessions. The first two group sessions are offered one week apart. Participants must attend both sessions in order to benefit from the program. A follow-up session is scheduled following the second group session.
The fee for the program includes all sessions, tools to help you make healthful changes and a fast-casual meal. Family members are invited to attend at no charge except for a modest fee for their meal.
Please call the Winthrop Diabetes Education Center at (516) 663-2350 to register for the program.
Please bring a copy of your fasting blood glucose test or oral glucose tolerance test to the first session or fax the results to the Diabetes Education Center at 516 248-1217.
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