DID YOU KNOW?
29 million Americans have type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and nerve disease.
86 million Americans have prediabetes
Prediabetes is a serious health condition and a precursor to developing type 2 diabetes. People with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years unless they take action to prevent or delay the disease.
THE GOOD NEWS
Through the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, at-risk individuals can delay or prevent development of type 2 diabetes. The program gets to the root of the diabetes epidemic by helping those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.
58% of all new cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and 71% of new cases in individuals over age 60 can be prevented through programs like the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.
Data based on research from the National Institutes of Health.