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Diabetes & Chronic Illness Prevention Program Information


   Are you or a loved one at risk for type 2 diabetes? According to the CDC, 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it. Pre-diabetes is when your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented through effective lifestyle changes.  ACR Health will link you to programs that can help you make those changes.
   ACR Health now provides information and resources to learn more about Diabetes Prevention, Chronic Disease Self-Management, and hypertension.  Individuals at risk can participate in CDC approved programs to cut the risk of developing diabetes and other chronic illnesses. 
   Participation for Diabetes Prevention Programs includes a risk assessment for individuals that are diagnosed with diabetes or at risk for it.  Among the seven questions: are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than nine pounds at birth? Do you have a parent or a sibling with diabetes?  If you score high enough on the quiz, you may be at risk for pre-diabetes, and qualify for the programs.      
   

 

   “Having a chronic illness such as diabetes can significantly impact one’s quality of life,” said ACR Health’s Poonam Patel.  “Diabetes Prevention and other evidence-based programs work with community members to help develop positive diet and lifestyle changes that promote healthy living.”
   ACR Health helps clients gain information about programs in their area and can refer them to a resource to help develop skills and meet goals that will prevent them from developing diabetes and related complications.
community members to help develop positive diet and lifestyle changes that promote healthy living.”
   ACR Health helps clients gain information about programs in their area and can refer them to a resource to help develop skills and meet goals that will prevent them from developing diabetes and related complications.


If you want to learn more, call 800.475.2430 or email