In the United States of America, 86 million have prediabetes. This alarming situation means many more Americans will be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes over the coming years. The cost of Type 2 diabetes is huge because of direct medical costs, hospital and outpatient costs, medication and supply costs. And don’t forget indirect costs to our country: lost work days, productivity losses, disability and death. Most important are the human costs to the individual and family who never wanted to have the diagnosis of diabetes.
Consider being a trained lifestyle coach and effectively deliver the Diabetes Prevention Program to people with prediabetes. You can make a difference with this diabetes prevention lifestyle change program. It can be cost effective for the person with prediabetes and can be cost savings for the insurer or workplace.
Any woman who had the diagnosis of gestational diabetes with a pregnancy
Any person with bold test results for an A1c over 5.7%
Any person told by their doctor that they have impaired glucose tolerance or IGT
A person with a fasting blood glucose over 100 mg%
A person with a BMI in the overweight or obese category (more than or equal to a BMI of 25)
A person with central obesity (large waist circumference)
A person with high blood pressure would also benefit from DPP training