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PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES WITH THE PreventT2 PROGRAM
 

One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
 

Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within five years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet or legs.
 

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take charge of your health. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help you make lasting changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. 

WITH THE PreventT2 PROGRAM FROM WVSU EXTENSION SERVICE, YOU GET:

  • A FREE CDC-approved curriculum

  • The skills you need to lose weight, be more physically active, and manage stress

  • A trained lifestyle coach to guide and encourage you

  • Support from other participants with the same goals as you 

  • A year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months


YOU MAY HAVE PREDIABETES AND BE AT RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES IF YOU:

  • Are 45 years of age or older
  • Are overweight

  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes

  • Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week

  • Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
 

WVSU Extension Service provides the program free to qualified participants on the Institute campus and in other locations. To learn more, contact Dr. Donte Pennington at donte.pennington@wvstateu.edu or (304) 204-4096, or Dr. Joel Tumwebaze at joel.tumwebaze@wvstateu.edu or (304) 204-4092.


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