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Carolinas HealthCare System and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte have partnered to tackle prediabetes in our community. With a goal of getting 50,000 people across the Carolinas to take a simple online risk assessment, the Pre-D Challenge establishes both organizations’ commitment to one of this country’s most pervasive and costly health problems: Type 2 diabetes.
Pre-diabetes is an early form of Type 2 diabetes, a disease that is one of the main causes of stroke, heart attacks, kidney failure and blindness. As many as one out of every three people has prediabetes. However, 90 percent of people with prediabetes don’t even know they have it.
According to Stephanie Simon, MD, with Charlotte Medical Clinic-Mint Hill, those at highest risk for developing prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes include people who are 45 and older, and are inactive, obese or have a family history of diabetes. However, in recent years, more children and young adults have tested positive for Type 2 diabetes.
The good news is most people with prediabetes can delay or prevent Type 2 diabetes with modest weight loss and even a small increase in physical activity. So, it’s very important that we all get tested for prediabetes.
Call 704-512-5171 to register for a session at one of the following locations:
If you're at risk for prediabetes, Dr. Efird and the other primary care doctors at Carolinas HealthCare System will work with you to develop a prevention plan that’s right for you.
Call 884-881-2180 or complete an online request form to find a doctor near you.