General Questions

  • What is prediabetes?

    Prediabetes is when blood glucose (sugar) levels in your blood are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

     

    Insulin helps your body to change sugars and starches into energy. Your blood glucose levels increase when your body isn't making enough insulin or insulin isn't working as effectively as it has in the past.

     

    Approximately 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes. However, 90% of people don't know they have it because there are no symptoms.

     

    Many people find out they have prediabetes when they go to a health care professional and have their blood glucose tested.

     

    Risk factors for prediabetes include:

    being age 45 years or older

    being overweight

    having a family history of type 2 diabetes

    having high blood pressure

    leading a sedentary lifestyle

    having had gestational diabetes or given birth to a baby over 9 pounds

     

    If you have prediabetes this does not mean that you WILL develop type 2 diabetes. YOU can reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by losing weight, becoming more physically active, and reducing stress.

     

     

    The National Diabetes Prevention Program can help to cut your risk in half.

  • Am I  eligible to participate?

    To be eligible for the National Diabetes Program you much:

    be 18 or older

    have a risk test score in the prediabetic range

    have a blood test in the prediabetic range

    have a BMI of 24 or greater (22 or greater if Asian American)

    been diagnosed as a gestational diabetic

     

    Eligible blood test results include:

    Hemoglobbin A1c 5.7% - 6.4%

    Fasting glucose of 100 to 125 mg/dl

    Plasma glucose measured 2 hours after a 75 gm glucose load of 140 to 199 mg/dl

     

  • What can I expect?

    Each class is unique and different. You will be surrounded by a group of your peers, going through the same struggles with prediabetes that you are. Your trained lifestyle coach will facilitate each session, leaning on your own expertise to help guide you on this journey. Topics discussed will include: how to make healthy choices while eating out, handling stress, finding time for physical activity, reading food labels, and nutrition guidelines to name a few.

     

    The program is all about group support. You are the expert on your own life. We are just here to help!

  • What is the cost?

    Cost for this program will vary depending on county. The minimum charge is $5 and the maximum charge is $25, Please check with your county to know the cost of the program in your area.

  • How do I register?

    On the home page, please select your county of interest. Information regarding registration will vary by county and should be found on each county home page.

     

    You can also send us an email at info@dontbe1in3.com with any questions/concerns. We will be happy to let you know about programs, class dates, and registration in your area.

Event Questions

  • How do I register for an event?

    Events listed on the event calendar all have online registration. Once you click on the event you wish to attend, a registration form will be located at the bottom of the page. Simply register by filling out this form. You should receive a confirmation email for your registration. If you do not receive an email, please let us know at info@dontbe1in3.com

  • What are the cost of the events?

    Cost will vary based on event. Please visit the event page for more information regarding cost, location, date, and time.

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Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Guilford, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham Counties

Contact

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Tel: (336) 538-7970

 

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