Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Prediabetes is when blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. If nothing is done, prediabetes could lead to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. But with lifestyle change, prediabetes can be stopped or slowed.
"Setting the Pace" or "Marcando el Paso," is our popular -- and free of charge – Diabetes Prevention Program for those at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Led by a Lifestyle Coach, this program will introduce topics in a supportive environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity, behavior changes and weight loss can help them reduce their risk of developing diabetes.
If you’re not sure if you’re at risk, take this test Take the Test - Prediabetes | Diabetes | CDC or ask your health care professional about getting a blood sugar test.
Call 454-4143 ext 1455 to speak to a Lifestyle Coach to ask questions or sign up.
For Those Living with Diabetes
Yakima Neighborhood Health offers comprehensive care to our patients living with Diabetes. Through our education and support group, “A Healthier Me”/ “Yo Mas Saludablmembers work with a Diabetic Educator to discuss Healthy Eating and Activity Needs; Diabetes Medications and Monitoring; Problem Solving and Healthy Coping. We teach ways to manage the disease and live a healthier life. Groups are offered in English and Spanish, and are free to our YNHS patients.
Call 454-4143 ext 1296 for additional program information.
The Healthier Kids program is part of SNAP Ed. It’s a six-week class to learn how to eat more healthfully and get ﬁt.
Call 509-454-4143 for more information.