Diabetes Prevention Program: CDC Recognized

GemCare Wellness is recognized by the CDC as a “Diabetes Prevention Program”

1 in 3 people in the United States have prediabetes – 86 million people

What Is Prediabetes?

  • Prediabetes is when your blood sugars are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes
  • About 25% of people with prediabetes develop full-blown diabetes in 3 to 5 years
  • Lifestyle change programs can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58%
  • About 90% of American adults are unaware that they have prediabetes


Prediabetes Can Lead To Serious Health Problems

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Kidney Failure
  • Loss of Toes, Feet, or Legs


How Can I Find Out If I’m At Risk?

  • Take the diabetes risk evaluation (to the right)
  • Talk to your Doctor about conducting a blood test


If You’re At Risk, Here Is The Good News!

  • Diabetes can be prevented or delayed with a few lifestyle changes
  • The GemCare Wellness Diabetes Prevention Program is approved by the Center for Disease Control
  • The program helps participants learn the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically active, and managing stress


We Have The Experts

  • Registered Dietitians implement the program as well as provide continuous guidance and encouragement throughout the program
  • A Certified Diabetes Educator is available as needed in addition to the full staff of Registered Dietitians at GemCare Wellness


Program Based On Research

  • The GemCare program is based on research(pdf) led by the National Institutes of Health
  • The program helped people with prediabetes lose 5% to 7% of their body weight by making modest changes and reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%
  • People who completed a diabetes prevention program were 1/3 less likely to develop type 2 diabetes in the future


Additional Information

  • The program is also available via individual counseling at home for a small fee
  • Check with your insurance company – some plans cover prediabetes prevention
  • Location: Barlow Community Center – 41 S Oviatt Street, Hudson, OH 44236.

Classes Start in January

First session is Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM