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Reversing Pre-Diabetes

What is Pre-Diabetes?

Pre-diabetes or glucose intolerance occurs when you have more sugar in your blood than normal, but not enough to be called diabetes. If no lifestyle factors are changed, over a period of time your body can get tired from trying to process the higher amount of sugar in your blood, which increases your risk of developing diabetes.

How is it caused?

There are lots of different reasons why pre-diabetes can occur. Some things we can’t change like gender, ethnicity,age and family history.

There are lots of things we can change!

Lifestyle factors such as healthy eating and regular physical activity can help reverse pre-diabetes.

Did you know that a weight loss of 5-10% of your body weight can reduce your risk of developing diabetes by half!!!

 

The good news is PRE-DIABETES IS REVERSABLE!!! There are steps you can take to manage your risks.

“ Put Diabetes in reverse” is a FREE 2 ½ session provided by Nelson Bays Primary Health, which will be held on 12th April and 23rd August 2018, at 6-8.30pm at Wakefield Health Centre. The session is delivered in a group setting from people in our community; the session is relaxed and informal.

The session provides information on:

  • What is pre-diabetes
  • How Type 2 diabetes develops
  • Planning small changes to help prevent or delay diabetes
  • Anyone can attend with a diagnosis of pre-diabetes and/or their family and whanau

Feedback from past Pre-diabetes sessions have been very positive

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL AS NUMBERS ARE LIMITED, SO PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PRACTICE NURSE ON 5418911 IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND