One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The first step is learning your risk.
That’s why this year TriHealth is participating in American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. On March 27, we encourage you to take a simple and anonymous one-minute test to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. You’ll answer questions such as, “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” to learn your diabetes risk in 60 seconds. It’s that simple.
Once you’ve taken the test, share it with friends and family—with 84 million Americans at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, someone you love could be at risk.
Making just a few small changes can have a big impact on your weight and health. Staying at a healthy weight and getting regular exercise can help prevent and manage problems like prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol.
“Healthy diet and exercise are likely as strong as any medication I will ever prescribe for your diabetes and should be continued forever,” says Michael Heile MD, a physician with TriHealth’s Family Medical Group.
TriHealth strives to provide excellence in prevention, identification and management of diabetes across the system. Our team works together to ensure that every patient with diabetes gets state-of-the-art diabetes care every time. It's this commitment that's gained our comprehensive diabetes and endocrinology care national recognition including Bethesda North and Good Samaritan hospitals recently earning the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Inpatient Diabetes Care.
You can learn more about this disease, how to prevent it, and how to fight back to help transform your life at www.trihealth.com/diabetes.