‘Lifestyle changes’: New CDC program helps prevent diabetes

CHARLOTTE — The National Diabetes Prevention Program teaches people how to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

A recent study showed the risk of a deadly outcome from COVID-19 is up to 50% higher in diabetic patients.

The problem is that millions of people who have diabetes do not realize they have the disease.

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“There’s a lot of people who don’t know they’re pre-diabetic range, and simple decisions choices, lifestyle changes can go a long way,” said Matthew Ford, 36, who learned he was on the cusp of being an early diabetic.

In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter Tina Terry learns about CDC’s new program to make it easier for people at risk for type 2 diabetes make lifestyle changes to prevent it.

To take a look at the list of recognized registered organizations that are part of this program, click this link.