Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of three American adults has prediabetes – and most do not know it.

As part of our commitment to reduce the incidence of diabetes, Garnet Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to implement one key feature of the National DPP—a research-based, structured lifestyle change program that is proven to help prevent and delay the development of type 2 diabetes.

This program is offered in both English and Spanish.

Prediabetes and the Diabetes Prevention Program

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 98 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, more than 80% don’t know they have it. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

You may have prediabetes and be at risk for type 2 diabetes if you:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes
  • Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
  • Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
  • Are an African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, or Alaska Native person. Some Pacific Islanders and Asian American people are also at higher risk

Existing bloodwork results

  • Prediabetes can be diagnosed with a test called the Hemoglobin A1c, a result between 5.7% - 6.4% indicates prediabetes
  • Fasting Blood Glucose between 100-125
  • A 2 hour glucose tolerance test result between 140-199

Take the Prediabetes Risk Test on the CDC website

  • You can take the online risk test here: Prediabetes Risk Test
  • A score of 5 or greater means you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes

Through year-long sessions and with the support of a group, lifestyle coaches trained to use a CDC-approved curriculum help you stay motivated to:

  • Make small changes to the way you eat without giving up the foods you love
  • Increase your physical activity levels to 30 minutes a few days a week
  • Manage your stress

The program follows a research-based curriculum that starts with weekly group meetings for the first six months, followed by upkeep sessions to keep you on track to meet your goals.

Qualified participants will work together to achieve their goals, under the guidance of our certified lifestyle coaches.

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. Our Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make lasting changes to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Within Our Program, you will receive:

  • A CDC-approved curriculum
  • The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress
  • A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you
  • Support from other participants with the same goals as you
  • A year-long program with 16 sessions taking place about once a week and six to eight more sessions meeting once a month

Our Diabetes Prevention Program is offered to eligible individuals with prediabetes. To be eligible for our program, participants must;

  • Be at least 18 years old and
  • Be overweight (body mass index ≥25; ≥23 if Asian). Calculate Your BMI on the CDC Website
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and
  • Must have either:
    • A blood test result in the prediabetes range within the past year: Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4% OR
    • Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL OR
    • Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL OR
      • 1) Be previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes OR
      • 2) Received a high-risk result (score of 5 of higher) on the CDC's Prediabetes Risk Test

To learn more about our Diabetes Prevention Program or to sign up to join, please use the simple form at the top right of this page, or call Garnet Health Medical Center Diabetes Center at 845-333-2705

Prediabetes Risk Assessment

Prediabetes Risk Assessment

The sooner you know you have prediabetes, the sooner you can take action to reverse it and prevent type 2 diabetes.

Take The Test
Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care

Personalized diabetes treatment and management plans to help you live a healthier life.

Learn more