Prediabetes and Diabetes Health

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Prediabetes & Diabetes Health

Managing your blood sugar, understanding and taking your medication, monitoring your diet, and keeping up with physical activity is quite the balancing act to ensure your body is working like a well-oiled machine. GatorCare offers a one-stop shop for prediabetes and diabetes resources to help you achieve that balance.

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Prediabetes

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a diagnosed condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. This increases your risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. The good news is that this condition is preventable and manageable.

What you need to know about prediabetes:

  • The sooner you know you have prediabetes, the sooner you can take action to reverse it and prevent type 2 diabetes.
  • Find more information about this condition here from a trusted and reliable source like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the American Diabetes Association

Prediabetes Resources

Screening

Prediabetes Risk Assessment Screening

According to the CDC, prediabetes affects nearly 88 million people, yet 84% of those people don’t know they even have it. Are you one of the 84%? Take our short Prediabetes Risk Assessment Screening to find out your risk today and what you can do to lower your risk to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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Healthy Lifestyle Program

The Healthy Lifestyle program is series of six sessions that will walk you through the fundamentals of creating a healthier, balanced lifestyle. This six-week program is designed for you to access on demand and sessions last approximately 45 minutes each. Joining this program you will learn the latest physical activity and nutrition recommendations, set goals, and techniques to put what you learned into practice.

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Type 2 Diabetes: Action Steps for Prevention

Registered dietitian, Ryan Sanders, talks about the symptoms, risk factors and principles of type 2 diabetes prevention. Discover lifestyle tweaks that can help you prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

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Prevent Diabetes STAT: Screen Test Act Today

Many people realize they have diabetes only when a major health event, such as a heart attack or kidney failure, occurs. By then a great deal of internal damage is done, and crisis management is the only option. Learn how to avoid the crisis and stay healthy with Kathryn Parker, RD, LD/N.

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Your Game Plan to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The National Institute of Health has outlined steps to create your personal game plan to tackle diabetes prevention. This article will walk you through the “need-to-know” information to set you up for self-directed success.

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Getting SMART About Your Goals

Whether it’s eating healthier, exercising regularly, stressing less, or any other improvement, many of us want to improve our health. In this workshop, learn how to create and achieve SMART goals successfully.

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Self-Assessment for Prediabetes Prevention Q&A

UF HR Wellness talks with Dr. Chip Mainous about one of his latest articles regarding pre-diabetes prevention. Dr. Mainous is a professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine.

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Diabetes Resources

Program

UF Health Diabetes Education

Receive Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) with the UF Health Diabetes Education and Nutrition program. Engage in individualized nutrition and diabetes education appointments, followed by small group classes for continued support. Ask your doctor for a referral.

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Diabetes University

Join Employee Wellness Jacksonville for a live virtual education series about maximizing your health while living with diabetes. Webinars will take place the third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. and will cover topics such as nutrition, medication management, technological advances, and more.

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Diabetes Presentations

View these 45-minute presentations to learn more about living with diabetes. Topics include medication management, nutrition for diabetes, lifestyle modification, and more.

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American Diabetes Association

Participate in the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Living with Type 2 Diabetes Program and receive six free e-booklets about living healthy with diabetes. Additionally, attend their Ask the Experts webinar series for education from experts regarding topics such as taking care of your feet, preventing and treating common eye complications, meal prep, and health insurance planning.

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Resource

Diabetes Food Hub

The ADA has many heart healthy recipes sure to satisfy your taste buds with the many different categories – for example, meals for one (or two), easy pantry recipes, snacks, and Mediterranean meals. Check out these favorite recipes including superfood smoothies, meat lover’s breakfast cups, a chocolate walnut mug cake, and more!

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Resource

Living With Diabetes – CDC

The CDC provides excellent information regarding living with diabetes, including videos, podcasts, and toolkits on eating well, managing your blood sugar, preventing complications, and promoting your emotional wellbeing.

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Diabetes Management Presentations

Join Sherri Shafer, Registered Dietitian with UCSF School of Medicine, for a 6-part video series on diabetes management. Topics include carb counting, hypoglycemia, alcohol, and exercise.

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Additional Resources

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UF Diabetes Institute

Learn about diabetes nutrition, upcoming research studies and webinars, support groups, and more. Explore the resources page and sign up for the Diabetes Institute newsletter.

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Research Study

Diabetes Research

Participate in a research study on managing diabetes complications, slowing disease progression, or optimizing treatment in early stages. Studies are for individuals with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and relatives of individuals with diabetes. Sign up for the UF Diabetes Institute Contact Registry to be eligible to participate.

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Research Study

Free Type 1 Diabetes Screening

TrialNet Pathway to Prevention offers free type 1 diabetes screening to family members of individuals with type 1 diabetes meeting participation criteria. Pre-screening can identify early stages of type 1 diabetes up to 10 years before any symptoms appear, allowing for early intervention. Screening involves a simple and free blood test.

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