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.
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.
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.
The Diabetes Prevention lifestyle change program can help you lose weight, become more physically active, and reduce stress.
With Diabetes Prevention Program, you get:
• A proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
• A trained lifestyle coach
• A year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months
• Support from others like you as you learn new skills
Granville Vance Public Health Can Help
If you or someone you know is at risk for developing diabetes, the health departments Diabetes Prevention Program can help. For more information contact: