HOW CAN YOU TELL IF YOU ARE AT RISK FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES?
If you answer yes to at least one of these questions, you are at risk and you are eligible for the UU NDPP:
- You have had a blood test indicating you have prediabetes in the last 12 months:
a. Fasting blood sugar of 100-125 mg/dl
b. Two-hour oral glucose tolerance test of 140-199 mg/dl
c. HbA1c of 5.7-6.4 percent
- You are a woman with a history of gestational diabetes.
- Take this quiz now. A score of nine or more indicates you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes.
STEPS TO JOIN THE UU NDPP
- If you are eligible and you want to join a 12-month lifestyle change program that will give you tools to decrease your risk for diabetes, click here. Select NDPP from the drop down list, click “Search Courses,” choose a class from the list of options, click “Register” and fill out your information.The program is available for $90 to University of Utah employees and any family members who are at risk for Type 2 diabetes. Participants must be 18-years-old.
- Payment for your class can be made here.If you have questions, email DPP@utah.edu
Classes start in February 2016. Deadline for registration and payment is Jan. 31, 2016.
Classes are limited to 14 people.
DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM AND PEAK HEALTH AND FITNESS SUCCESS STORY
“I am involved in a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) through the university, which requires me to develop awareness of my food intake and include regularly scheduled exercise so they become habits to lower my risk of getting diabetes. I signed on for the four free personal trainings offered through PEAK to hold myself accountable for the exercise portion of DPP. I had previously taken classes through PEAK, but the personal training really put me on a high learning curve and it was challenging. I had never really lifted weights as part of my exercise program, so I paid for the rest of the sessions. It was a great investment to work with Nick Waters, my trainer, because he pushed me to the edge of my abilities and the sessions gave me a good jump start to my fitness program. I feel stronger and have learned new ways to push myself. Thank you PEAK!”
University of Utah CDC-National Diabetes Prevention Program — Research has shown that making moderate lifestyle changes can prevent Type-2 diabetes in adults who are at high risk. As a result of this research, the Center for Disease Control created The National Diabetes Prevention Program. The University of Utah, the Utah Department of Health and Salt Lake County are working together to offer this 12-month science-based education and lifestyle modification training program three times each year.
Take advantage of learning about healthy food choices, building physical activity into your life and decrease your risk of diabetes. For more information on the University of Utah CDC DPP, click here.
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