Being above a healthy weight can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Losing just 5 to 10% of your body weight (10 to 20 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds) can reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The Healthy Balance program aims to support participants to make healthy and sustainable lifestyle changes to both reduce their weight and their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It’s also recognized as a National Diabetes Prevention Program by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).*
Talk to your doctor to find out whether you are at risk for type 2 diabetes. To learn more about what it means to be at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes (sometimes referred to as having prediabetes), click on the video below.
*Healthy Balance received full recognition as a CDC-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program in May 2019. Find out more on the CDC web site.
Take the CDC’s CDC Prediabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. A print version of the Prediabetes Risk Test is also available.