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Prevention Program

1 in 3 adults in the U.S. have prediabetes and only 10% know they have it

With modest weight loss, you can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%

1 in 3...

That's how many Americans will have diabetes by 2050 according to the CDC.
Making modest lifestyle changes now — like eating healthier, being more physically active,
and managing stress — may help you avoid having to manage type 2 diabetes for the rest of
your life.
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"This class had helped me lower my A1C from 6.2 to 5.6. My blood pressure is normal and my doctor has prescribed half of a pill versus a whole one.”
“I have a new look on life. My weight is down. My lifestyle now incorporates activity as well as getting the proper rest. Thank you."
"The instructors are so knowledgeable. We were taught how to adjust meals to decrease the carbs and sugar. We took a trip to the grocery store and learned how to read labels to help decrease the grocery bill."
"In class, I had the opportunity to learn how a more active life and a healthy way of eating would help me to prevent the progression of my diabetes and have a more productive and happy life.”

What is Prediabetes

Prediabetes a blood glucose (sugar) level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. If you have prediabetes and do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity, you can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.Prediabetes also increases the risk of other serious health issues, such as heart attack and stroke.

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About The Community

Has your doctor said you have prediabetes or you think you might be at risk? We are glad you found Life in 24 and we want you to know you are not alone! Our community is made up of individuals just like you, who want to learn more about prediabetes and how they can make healthy changes to prevent it.

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Prevention Program

Life in 24 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes to prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes. When you join a Life in 24 group, you will work with other participants and a trained life style coach to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes.

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Healthy Holiday Eating

Once again, the holiday season is upon us, and we all know what that means: a few extra goodies and treats, a few extra pounds, and even a bit of added stress. Take a look at these quick tips to help you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle goals during this holiday season:

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Holiday Challenge: Maintain, Don't Gain

Getting through the holidays can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be that way. You really can have your cake and eat it too. We recommend you focus on the goal of maintaining your weight, instead of struggling to lose weight. The nationwide Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge is a free, fun way to help avoid holiday weight gain. Everyone can participate, whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, maintain your current weight, or pick up new strategies to eat smart and to move more.

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Why it's Important

Without modest lifestyle changes, 15 to 30 percent of people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Through the Life in 24 Program, people across the region are learning the skills they need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress. Research shows that the program can help participants with prediabetes reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

Alamance County Health Department received CDC Full Recognition in 2018 for their Lifestyle Change Program. CDC recognition is given to organizations who continually meet CDC standards and effectively deliver proven diabetes prevention programs for 3 years.