ACCEPT YOUR MISSION:

Accept YOUR mission: to find out if you have prediabetes and then become an Agent of Change to reverse it. Take this short risk test below to find out if you may have prediabetes, and make sure to ask your doctor for a prediabetes screening, too.

Take The Test

What is prediabetes?

People are diagnosed with prediabetes when their blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The good news is that prediabetes can often be reversed through lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity and losing weight. In fact, losing just 5-7% of your body weight can slow or even reverse prediabetes. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, that’s only 10-14 pounds.

Your mission: healthy living

You’ve seen the number: 1 in 9 Arizonans has prediabetes. But some changes to your lifestyle can slow or even reverse a prediabetes diagnosis. Following these four steps can help you lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and get on your way to a long and healthy life.

BE ACTIVE: Mow the lawn, take a dance class, bike to the store — this all counts toward the recommended 2.5 hours of weekly aerobic activity for adults, as long as it’s done at a moderate or vigorous intensity for at least 10 minutes at a time.

VISIT YOUR DOCTOR: Regular exams can identify problems before they start. By getting the right health services, screenings, and treatments, you also improve your chances for better outcomes if you do have any health issues.

KNOW YOUR NUMBERS: Improve your health and wellness in just five minutes by keeping track of your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. These numbers provide a glimpse of your health status and risk for certain diseases, including diabetes.

EAT WELL: A healthy diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. You can enjoy your favorite comfort foods, too — just eat them less often, eat smaller amounts or try a lower-calorie version. 

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a scientifically proven and effective lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes.

  • The program is a year long
  • It helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as making better food choices, including physical activity into their daily lives, and finding helpful ways to cope with problems and stress.
  • Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes.
  • Sessions are weekly for 6 months and then monthly for 6 months.
  • This proven program can help people with prediabetes cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

ARIZONA PROGRAMS

AFFORDABLE 16-WEEK CDC-RECOGNIZED LIFESTYLE CHANGE*
VALLEY OF THE SUN YMCA
350 N. 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 212-6189
YMCA OF SOUTHERN AZ
60 W. Alameda Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 623-5511
PRIVATE SINGLE FOCUS LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS*

DIET

My DIETITIAN, LLC
8900 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd. Suite E200
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(866) 456-6226
www.mydietitian.com

FITNESS

360 HEALTH & WELLNESS, LLC
12910 W. Willow Ave
El Mirage, AZ 85335
(623) 986-0989
360healthandwellness.org

SENIOR

CENTER FOR HELP & WELLBEING, SUN HEALTH
14719 W. Grand Avenue
Surprise, AZ 85374
(623) 832-9355
sunhealth.org

WELLNESS

STEPPING FORWARD, LLC
P.O. Box 272
Cortaro, AZ 85652-0272
(520) 307-0574
steppingforward.net
360 HEALTH & WELLNESS, LLC
12910 W. Willow Ave
El Mirage, AZ 85335
(623) 986-0989
360healthandwellness.org
INTEGRATED WELLNESS CLUB
1330 W. Auto Drive #202
Tempe, AZ 85284
(480) 703-4227
Website Pending

*All programs run by the CDC—this list is subject to change.

For more information about prediabetes and diabetes risk factors, visit doihaveprediabetes.org