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Approxiately 88 million people in the US have Prediabetes. Know your risk.

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs such as the Two Rivers YMCA Healthy Weight and Lifestyle Balance class. (See below for more information)

 

Take the first step.

Find out your risk for prediabetes. 

Answer these seven simple questions. For each “Yes” answer, add the number of points listed. All “No” answers are 0 points. 

  1. Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth? 
    • Yes: 1 point
    • No: 0 points
  2. Do you have a sister or brother with diabetes? 
    • Yes: 1 point
    • No: 0 points
  3. Do you have a parent with diabetes? 
    • Yes: 1 point
    • No: 0 points
  4. Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day? 
    • Yes: 5 points
    • No: 0 points
  5. Are you between 45 and 64 years of age? 
    • Yes: 5 points
    • No: 0 points
  6. Are you 65 years of age or older? 
    • Yes: 9 points
    • No: 0 points
  7. Find your height listed below. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight listed for your height? 
    • Yes: 5 points
    • No: 0 points

       

      4’10” and 129 lbs or more 5’3” and 152 lbs or more 5’8” and 177 lbs or more 6’1” and 204 lbs or more
      4’11” and 133 lbs or more 5’4” and 157 lbs or more 5’9” and 182 lbs or more 6’2” and 210 lbs or more
      5’0” and 138 lbs or more 5’5” and 162 lbs or more 5’10” and 188 lbs or more 6’3” and 216 lbs or more
      5’1” and 143 lbs or more 5’6” and 167 lbs or more 5’11” and 193 lbs or more 6’4” and 221 lbs or more
      5’2” and 147 lbs or more 5’7” and 172 lbs or more 6’0” and 199 lbs or more  

       

Total up your score.

  • IF YOUR SCORE IS 3 TO 8 POINTS This means your risk is probably low for having prediabetes now. Keep your risk low. If you’re overweight, lose weight. Be active most days, and don’t use tobacco. Eat low-fat meals with fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods. If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, talk to your health care provider about your risk for type 2 diabetes. 
     
  • IF YOUR SCORE IS 9 OR MORE POINTS This means your risk is high for having prediabetes now. Please make an appointment with your health care provider soon.

 

 

Healthy Weight & Lifestyle Balance program at the Two Rivers YMCA

If any of these conditions apply to you check out our Healthy Weight and Lifestyle Balance class! Join this 6 week program designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors, and forming sustainable healthy habits.

Individuals with type 2 diabetes, Prediabetes, or looking to loose weight, this instructor lead program provides tools, knowledge, and group support to help make life long healthy changes.

 

REGISTER

 

 

Locations: Two Rivers YMCA
Category: General Wellness