According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 84 million Americans have prediabetes. Of those 84 million, 9 out of 10 don’t know they have it. GlobalHealth members who have prediabetes can receive support through a Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost.
Q: What is Prediabetes?
A: Prediabetes is defined as having blood glucose (sugar) levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. Unlike diabetes, prediabetes can often be reversed.
Q: What should I do if I think I have prediabetes?
A: Talk to your doctor about screening and if a Diabetes Prevention Program would be right for you.
Q: What is a Diabetes Prevention Program?
A: A Diabetes Prevention Program is a structured, lifestyle change program developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes. This is a yearlong program that is focused on long-term changes and lasting results.
Q: How long is a Diabetes Prevention Program?
A: A Diabetes Prevention Program takes place over 12 months split into two 6-month periods. During the first 6 months of the program, you typically meet once a week. During the second 6 months, you will meet once or twice a month.
AVAILABLE DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAMS
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center Diabetes Prevention Center
707 S. Monroe St.
Enid, OK 73701
For Medicare Members only
Norman Regional Health System - Diabetes Education Center
3400 W. Tecumseh Road, Suite 206
Norman, OK 73072