DPP classes lower risk of prediabetes

Has your health become less of a priority this summer? Have you developed some unhealthy habits that you want to change?

Well, there is no better time than the present!

Fact: One in three adults in the U.S. has prediabetes, a serious health condition that increases your risk for developing type 2 diabetes?

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) helps people with prediabetes lose weight and increase physical activity, which can help reduce your risk.

Studies show that DPP participants can lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58% (71% if you’re over age 60). In fact, in the most recent JCDHE group of DPP participants, 56% saw a reduction of blood glucose levels from the “prediabetes” range to the “normal” range without the use of medication.

Find the support you need to reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes! New DPP classes are starting soon. To learn more or sign up, contact Anne Hayse, registered dietitian at JCDHE, at 913-477-8128 or anne.hayse@jocogov.org.