Big Rewards, Small Steps
Grace took control of her health by learning new tools for healthy living and reducing her risk for diabetes through the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program.
If you believe you are at risk for developing diabetes, there is something you can do about it. People with prediabetes who make the kinds of basic lifestyle changes the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program suggests modest weight loss, eating healthy and regular physical activity have been shown to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been involved in extensive research on prediabetes and diabetes in the United States. Their findings suggest that this disease continues to be a growing issue for people of all ages and backgrounds:
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