Prediabetes Educational Class to be held at BCHC on Sept 26th
On Monday, September 26th, Buchanan County Health Center will offer a Prediabetes education class, beginning at 4 p.m. in Meeting Room A at BCHC. Prediabetes education classes are held to help reduce the risk for the development of type 2 diabetes.
Prediabetes is when an individual’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.
Risk factors for prediabetes include:
- Being overweight
- Are age 45 years or older
- Have a parent or sibling with diabetes
- Have high blood pressure
- Do not get regular physical activity
According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is estimated that 1 in every 3 adults has prediabetes. With a diagnosis of prediabetes, individuals are at a higher risk for the development of type 2 diabetes and other serious health issues, including an increased risk of strokes and heart disease. Without any lifestyle changes to improve health, 15% to 30% of those with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years.
To register, contact the Wellness Center at 319-332-0850. The prediabetes class is $15 to attend. For all other information, please visit www.bchealth.org, or follow ‘Buchanan County Health Center’ on Facebook.