November is National Diabetes Month. Prediabetes is a serious health condition affecting more than one in three U.S. adults. Follow these tips from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases on how to manage and even reverse your prediabetes:
- Start with small changes to your lifestyle.
- Move more.
- Consume healthier foods and drinks.
- Lose weight and keep it off.
- Seek health support from your doctor.
- Stay up-to-date on vaccinations.
And access these JHU benefits available to support you in managing or reversing diabetes: live and on-demand webinars, free virtual fitness classes, and discounted membership on WW.
Diabetes and Heart Health Connection webinar
Understanding the connection between diabetes and heart disease is the first step toward prevention. When you take steps to manage diabetes, you are also taking care of your heart.
A webinar titled Diabetes and Heart Health Connection, brought to you through the university's partnership with CareFirst, will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. Register here.
BurnAlong webinars and fitness classes
BurnAlong is a virtual wellness platform that's available free to all JHU employees and up to four family members/friends. To access BurnAlong fitness classes and videos, register for your free account and then check out the videos Sleep Secrets for Balanced Blood Sugar and Type 2 Diabetes and Exercise.
Diabetes prevention with WW
Positive lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and being more physically active, can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. WW is proven to help those with prediabetes lose a significant amount of weight and improve blood sugar control.
"When my doctor delivered the news that I was borderline diabetic, it jolted me into action," says Brigid G., a pharmacist and WW member. "With WW, I've lost 104 pounds and have many goals ahead, like completing a triathlon." (People following the WW program can expect to lose one to two pounds a week. Brigid lost weight on a prior program and myWW and is continuing on myWW+.)
WW gives you the tools you need to take control, including:
- An award-winning app. Stay on track with tools such as food tracking and on-demand workouts.
- Around-the-clock guidance. Connect with coaches 24/7 via live chat in the WW app.
- Access to workshops. Get in-person or virtual support and meet others who share your goals.
To take charge of your health and take advantage of your JHU employee discount, sign up today at WW.com/us/JohnsHopkinsUniversity.