Diabetes Prevention Program
The Diabetes Prevention Program at Floyd Medical Center teaches people diagnosed with prediabetes how to lessen their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. An estimated one out of every three Americans has prediabetes and is in danger of serious health risks.
Left untreated, Type 2 diabetes can result in a number of complications, including blindness, limb loss, kidney failure, nerve damage, loss of sexual function and the inability to fight off infection.
Prediabetes Risk Test
It is important to learn your prediabetes risk, be screened regularly and take the steps necessary to delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes.
This risk test has been created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Diabetes Association. Click below to be taken to the CDC website to complete the test to determine your risk.
Prediabetes Program Details
If you are at risk of Type 2 diabetes, the Prediabetes Prevention Program offered at Floyd can help you reduce your risk. Our Lifestyle Coaches can show you ways to:
- increase your daily exercise routine
- eat healthier
- reduce daily stress through problem-solving and coping skills
Our prevention program is based on the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program. This program has proven that the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can be reduced by more that 50 percent by making lifestyle changes.
Individuals are eligible for this program if they are at least 18 years old, have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more and any one of the following:
- A1C measurement between 5.7 - 6.4
- Fasting glucose level between 100 - 125 mg/dL
- Diagnosed with prediabetes
Get Started with a Free Information Session
If you are interested in taking the prevention course but want to learn more before making the commitment, you can register to attend a one-hour information session -- either virtually or in person -- at your convenience:
Floyd employees who qualified were the first ones to go through the program. Those who participated for all 12 months:
- lost between 5 to 7 percent of their body weight
- increased their activity level to at least two and a half hours a week
- Many of them brought their fasting blood glucose levels into the normal range.
The program has been so successful that it received a $10,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health. Floyd is only the second hospital in the state to receive recognition from the CDC for its efforts in preventing Type 2 diabetes.
We are here to answer your questions. Contact our diabetes experts at 706.509.5184 or email
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