Pre-Diabetes Screening

Facts About Prediabetes

Amazing but true: approximately 88 million American adults—1 in 3—have prediabetes. What’s more, more than 84% of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Could this be you? 

It is a Big Deal

Don’t let the “pre” fool you—prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Prediabetes Flies Under the Radar

You can have prediabetes for years but have no clear symptoms, so it often goes undetected until serious health problems show up. That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested if you have any of the risk factors for prediabetes, which include:

  • Being overweight
  • Being 45 years or older
  • Having a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes
  • Being physically active less than 3 times a week
  • Ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or giving birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds

Race and ethnicity are also a factor: African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at higher risk.

Prediabetes = Preventdiabetes

Think of prediabetes as a fork in the road: Ignore it, and your risk for type 2 diabetes goes up. Lose a modest amount of weight and get regular physical activity, and your risk goes down. Modest weight loss means 5% to 7% of body weight, just 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. Regular physical activity means getting at least 150 minutes a week of brisk walking or similar activity. That’s just 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

                                                                                                                                                                                       * Information above provided by the CDC

Take the Prediabetes Screening questionnaire to find out if you may be eligible for the YMCA Adult Diabetes Prevention Program, please answer the questionnaire below by clicking on the +sign next to each question

    Yes = 5 points

    No  = 0 points​​

     

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    Height

    Weight

    Height

    Weight

    4'10

    129

    5'8

    177

    4'11

    133

    5'9

    182

    5'0

    138

    5'10

    188

    5'1

    143

    5'11

    193

    5'2

    147

    6'0

    199

    5'3

    152

    6'1

    204

    5'4

    157

    6'2

    210

    5'5

    162

    6'3

    216

    5'6

    167

    6'4

    221

    5'7

    172

     

     

     

    Yes = 5 points

    No  = 0 points​​

     

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    No  = 0 points​​

     

    If score is 10 or higher​ this means you are in a high risk for having pre-diabetes.  To enroll in our partnered Adult Diabetes Prevention Program​ please contact the YMCA at 408.351.6440 for more information.

    Eligibility:  For All VHP’s Commercial, Covered California, and Individual & Family plan​.

    Please note:  This program is not intended for those already diagnosed with Diabetes.

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