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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

NCHD would like to introduce our National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). This program will benefit residents of Northeast Colorado by providing resources to those who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes so that they may be proactive in reducing that risk and lead healthier lives.

Northeast Colorado has high rates of Type 2 Diabetes, and this can lead to a variety of poor outcomes, such as increased risk for heart disease, poor circulation, limb amputation, and worse.

By giving participants tools and information, it is the goal of NCHD to prevent Type 2 Diabetes from occuring and help our program graduates live healthy, happy, and Diabetes-free.

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Risk Factors

If you think you have prediabetes or think you may be at risk, below are a list of questions you might want to consider.  

Common Questions to Assess Risk of Pre-Diabetes:

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  • How old are you? The older you are, the higher your risk

        for prediabetes.

  • Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with type 

        2 diabetes? A family history of diabetes could

        contribute to your risk for type two diabetes.

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?

        Having high blood pressure contributes to your overall

        risk for prediabetes.

  • What race or ethnicity best describes you? People from

        certain racial or ethnic groups are at higher risk for 

        prediabetes.

  • Are you physically active? Being inactive can increase

        your risk for prediabetes.

  • Do you visit the doctor regularly? Men are more likely to

        have undiagnosed diabetes.

  • Do you have a high BMI? (Body Mass Index) Those who

        have a higher BMI are at higher risk of prediabetes.

 

If you are still concerned that you may be at risk of prediabetes after reviewing these questions, you can take a test to learn more about your personal risks by using the American Diabetes Association Prediabetes Risk Test.

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Year Long Lifecycle Change Program

Utilizing NCHD's own certified Lifestyle Coaches, the Lifecycle Change Program will teach and encourage participants to make lifestyle changes and choices to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. This is accomplished through information and coaching around healthier eating, increased activity, heart health awareness, and other relevant topics.

This program is offered both in person and online to increase access. Though your healthcare provider may refer you to this program, a referral is not required to participate. Look at the checklist below to see if you are eligible.

Who is eligible?

  • You are 18 years or older

  • You are diagnosed with prediabetes

  • You have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 25

  • You can have a history of gestational diabetes

  • You cannot be pregnant at the time of enrollment

  • You cannot be diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes

If you would like to be on the list for these upcoming classes, please call
 
Rosalia Torres
1-(877) 795-0646 x3021

rosaliat@nchd.org
 
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