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Page 6 THEWALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 20 7 North Dakotans preventing Type 2 Diabetes with proven program PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Com- munity members are preventing type 2 diabetes together with the Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change intervention of- fered by First Care Health Center. Guided by trained lifestyle coach- es, groups of participants are learning the skills they need to make lasting changes such as los- ing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active,and managing stress. People with prediabetes -- higher-than-normal blood glucose (sugar) levels -- are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 di- abetes than those with normal blood glucose levels. In fact, many people with prediabetes will de- velop Type 2 Diabetes within 3 years if they do not take steps to prevent it. "One in three American adults has prediabetes, so the need for prevention has never been greater," said Christina Bata, Registered Dietitian. "The Park River Dia- betes Prevention Program offers a proven approach to preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 dia- betes through modest lifestyle changes made with the support of a coach and one's peers." Participants learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to their routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes. Diabetes Prevention Pro- gram groups meet once a week for 16 weeks, then once a month for 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program's group setting provides a support- ive environment with people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes. Together participants celebrate their successes and find ways to overcome obstacles. Park River Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the National Di- !! i , 'qI PREVE NTION PR()(;RAM COULD YOU HAVE PREDIABETES? P~iectiabe~es means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes ttwough effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes. T~E THE TEST~-KNOW YOUR SCORE! Answer these seven simple questions. For each "Yes" answer. ! sted. All 'No" answers are 0 points add the number of points Are VOU ~{ woman who has had a baby weighir, g more than 9 pounds at birth? Do you have a s~ster or brother witl7 diabetes? Do you b~ ,e a parrot with diabeteso Find your height an the ct a,'t. Do you weigh as much as or' mare than the weight listed for" your height,? Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day? i Are ~ a,, between 45 and 64 years of age? Art ;! : ~5:~ years of age or alder? ! Add youc score to see what it means. AT'RISK WEIGHT CHART ........... i He.ight Weight ......... Height VVei,ght 4'10" 129 5'7" 172 il 4'11 " 133 5'8" 177 5'O" 138 5'9" 182 5'1" 143 5'10" 188 5'2" 147 5'11" 193 5'3" 152 6'O" 199 5'4" 157 6'1" 204 5'5" 162 6'2" 210 5'6" 167 6'3" 216 6'4" 221 abetes Prevention Program, led by ....... the Centers for DiSease Control program meets at Walsh County Tr,5 means vour risk., is probabbj low for having prediabetes now. Keep your risk low. If you're overweight, Extension office, on Thursdays lose weight. Be active most davs, and don't use tobacco. Eat low-fat meals with fruits, vegetables, and starting in January at 6pm, arid whole-grain food,s, If yoo have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, talk to your health care provider costs $25 for the entire program, about your risk for type 2 diabetes "Support from others in your same situation along with coach- IF MORE POINTS es to be your champion is very l ~ ~r~:~ yotu" risk i~ high for having prediabetes now. Please make an appointment with your health care helpful," said Bata. "In North Dakota alone, there are 202 thou- f: ':vicer sand adults 20 and older who have Prediabetes, yet only l in I0 / GET TESTED FOR P! EDIABETES? of those people has been told they .... health insurance: See your health care provider, If you don't have a provider, ask your have it. We want to help stop theh~;t r;ui ~ ~ ol~r)~i=y ;~bout providers who take your insurance. Deductibles and copays may apply. progression into Type 2 Diabetes. !i~e our tTf,;-:!t:l~ ~,.r~ provider. If you don't have a provider, contact a state Medicaid office or Park River Diabetes Prevention t;-,: V; ~ ! ,