Did your doctor recently utter
those scary words:
If so, keep reading to discover how we can help.
So I’m prediabetic!
I can worry about it.
I can ignore it.
I can do something about it!
AN EFFECTIVE—AND FUN—WAY TO PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES
What Is Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition. It can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.
What Is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a blood glucose (sugar) level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not even know they have it. If you have prediabetes and do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity, you can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
Am I at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?
You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you:
Are 45 years of age or older;
Have a family history of type 2 diabetes;
Are physically active fewer than three times per week; or
Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.
If you think you may be at risk, a health care provider can do a blood test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes.
Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
Yes! Hearing your doctor say, “You’re at risk for type 2 diabetes,” or “You have prediabetes,” means that you can start preventing type 2 diabetes today. And you do not have to do it alone. Finding this PreventT2 program was your first step on that journey. If you have prediabetes, now is the time for prevention. Our Blue Coral Coaching Solutions PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help you take charge of your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
What is the PreventT2 Lifestyle Change Program?
PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is proven to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes.
What Is the Benefit of Being Part of a PreventT2 Program?
As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with other participants and one of our trained lifestyle coaches to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. These changes include losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress.
Being part of a group provides support from other people who are facing similar challenges and trying to make the same changes you are. Together you can celebrate successes and find ways to overcome obstacles.
What Is the Format of the PreventT2 Program?
PreventT2 groups meet for a year — about weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. During each session, your lifestyle coach will teach a lesson and lead a group discussion.
For example, you will learn to:
Add physical activity to your life
Stay on track when eating out
Understand and respond to your food cues
Solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes
For more information about what to expect in a PreventT2 session, watch the short video below.
In this video, experts and people with prediabetes talk about how type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by making lifestyle changes that include weight loss and increased physical activity. People with prediabetes discuss how group lifestyle change classes helped them learn and keep healthy habits.
PreventT2 lifestyle coaches have the experience and training to help you reach your goals. Your lifestyle coach will help you:
Learn the facts about healthy eating and physical activity and explain how these behaviors will help reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes
Set and meet your goals
Build relationships with other participants
Work as a group to meet challenges
PreventT2 Program Features
Trained lifestyle coach
Year-long program — about weekly for 6 months, then 1–2 times a month
Where Can I Participate in a PreventT2 Program?
The PreventT2 program offered by Blue Coral Coaching Solutions is a unique lifestyle change program that is offered in 2 formats – live online meetings or face-to-face groups. Both formats provide for plenty of individual work time as well as the building of a close-knit community of like-minded, supportive people.
In addition to the weekly group meetings, a private Facebook group is available that allows sharing of your successes and struggles. An important part of this forum is the ability to ask unlimited questions about the lifestyle change process you are dealing with.
Optionally, you may also choose to sign up for a package of individual coaching sessions to increase your chances of success as you move through the program. This 12-week coaching package is offered to you at a substantially reduced price while you are participating in the PreventT2 program.
The first step to join our PreventT2 program, is to schedule a 20-minute Discovery Call with us to learn more and to make sure this program is a good fit for you.
To ask a quick question, click here.
What Are People Saying About PreventT2?
The PreventT2 lifestyle change program is an effective—and fun—way to prevent type 2 diabetes. Hear what real people are saying about their experiences participating in this program.
Corrine Tiliano, 45, Program Participant
“My kids have never seen me run. And I can now. And I love it”
Suzi Gomez, 53, Program Participant
“I prevent type 2 diabetes so I can keep traveling, taking pictures and enjoying my family the rest of my life”
Cynthia Johnson, 54, Program Participant
“It’s not about how long you live, it’s about how well you live”
Bruce Wheeler, 52, Program Participant
“I love having a lifestyle coach. She has given us great information, helped me stay on track and stay positive!”
When my glucose levels and blood pressure started to increase, I knew I had to do something to reduce my risk of developing type 2 diabetes. When I mentioned my concerns to a friend, she told me about this lifestyle change program. I love the support and encouragement I get from the other program participants and the lifestyle coach. I enjoy making lifestyle changes such as cutting back on red meat and sugary drinks. I now keep my bike at work and take lunch-break rides around town to stay active!
Jan Booker, 60, Program Participant
“I’ve worked in medical research my entire adult life but always had a difficult time managing my weight. This program has taught me how to eat healthy and find an exercise routine that works for my schedule.”
As a medical librarian in a hospital, I knew I needed to make changes to my lifestyle to stay out of the hospital as a patient—but I had a hard time actually doing it. Then I found this lifestyle change program. I was motivated to join the program to make sure I could play with my grandchildren for many years to come. I enjoy the program because I have met many people who also struggle with diet and exercise. We share healthy recipes and motivate each other to exercise. I now read food labels and ride a stationary bike for an hour a day. I am looking forward to a long, healthy life with my children and grandchildren.
Tim Enfinger, Online Program Participant
“I’ve tried a lot of different diets and nothing has ever stuck. This seems to be sticking.”
I’ve always loved food, and I never paid that much attention to what I ate before. My father had type 2 diabetes, and he passed away… I started noticing tingling in my hands, tingling in my feet, and started thinking I might be getting type 2 diabetes, and I needed to make a change. My favorite thing about the video series [in the online lifestyle change program] was the folks were very similar to me. My coach was awesome, sending me emails telling me I was doing well. If I had a question, she would always respond. I was pretty much your standard couch potato before the program. Now my wife and I go walking every day, sometimes as much as 2½ miles. I feel a lot better, I sleep better, and I’m more confident.