Now’s The Time
Most people with prediabetes, or borderline diabetes, don’t even know they have it! People with prediabetes have higher-than-normal levels of sugars in their blood, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes…yet. The good news? Prediabetes can be reversed! This means you can stop it from becoming type 2 diabetes. But you need to act NOW!
Don’t wait—take the quiz to learn more about your health. By knowing your risk, you can protect what’s really important—your health, your goals and your family.
Find out if you’re living with prediabetes.
You can prevent diabetes.
There are local programs that are proven to help you reverse prediabetes! They will help you make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes to eat healthier, incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, manage stress and solve problems that get in the way of healthy changes. You can find these programs throughout Louisiana—find the program nearest you!
But you can prevent diabetes starting now! Taking the time to these make healthy changes will help you eat healthier, get active, manage your weight and quit tobacco.
Less fat doesn’t mean less flavor! By putting down the frying pan and firing up the oven, grill or steamer, you can make delicious food that is healthier. Test out new spice combos to give your recipes an extra kick!
Start small by taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking far away. Schedule time with yourself or a friend to exercise for at least 30 minutes five times a week.
Manage Your Weight
Get a friend, coworker or family member to work with you to get to a healthy weight. Even losing a small percentage of your body weight can help prevent diabetes!
Visit quitwithusla.org to get started on your quit journey. It will connect you to tools and support to help you quit and stay quit!
Now’s the time to protect what’s really important.
Most of us know someone in our lives who has type 2 diabetes (the sugar). Their bodies can’t break down the food they eat in the right way. Because of this, they get high blood sugar levels, which can make life hard. That doesn’t have to be you.
Your family is everything to you, and you can help them by focusing on your health. Now’s the time to take the quiz to learn your risk for prediabetes to protect what’s really important.
- You can prevent getting your sugars too high.
- You can protect your kidneys, your feet and your eyesight.
- You can be in control of your health, your energy levels and your life.
- You don’t have to waste time sticking yourself with needles and counting sugars.
- You don’t have to spend more money on medication.
- You can save your time and money to enjoy the things you love to do.
- You can live longer and have more years to take care of your family.
- You can set a good example for your kids.
- You can be more independent, so you don’t have to feel like a burden.
What’s Your Risk Number?
Don’t wait. Now’s the time to find out if you’re living with prediabetes. Take this short and easy quiz and see where you score from 1-10. If you score a 5 or higher, you might be at higher risk for prediabetes.