Pre-Diabetes Awareness Night
Major Health Partners is hosting a Pre-Diabetes Awareness Night. This Pre-Diabetes
Awareness Night will be held at the MHP Medical Center on Wednesday, January
15 at 4:00 p.m. and will include an informative presentation on pre-diabetes
by MHP Clinical Nutrition Services Manager & Certified Diabetes Educator,
Lisa Schnepp and an opportunity to enroll in MHP’s free Diabetes
Prevention program, a lifestyle change program offered for $450 elsewhere.
The Pre-Diabetes Awareness Night will be held at Major Health Partners
in the Sycamore Room, located at 2451 Intelliplex Drive. There is no charge
to the public to attend this event and no reservation required. Limited
seating is available.
Pre-diabetes is a condition where a person’s blood sugar is higher
than normal, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Many adults
in Indiana have pre-diabetes and don’t even know – this could
be you or your mom, dad or another family member. It is estimated that
1 in 3 adult Hoosiers have pre-diabetes and half of the people over the
age of 60 have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC). Most concerning, 90% of those people with pre-diabetes
do not know they have it. If timely lifestyle changes are not made, the
CDC estimates 15 to 30% of these people with prediabetes can expect to
develop type 2 diabetes in the next five years.