Prediabetes

At MaineHealth, healthcare professionals help get prediabetes under control.  We offer classes and one-on-one counseling to help people make healthy choices with the goal of preventing diabetes.

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes is when blood sugar (glucose) is high, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. Prediabetes can lead to Type 2 diabetes, a serious medical condition. In order to stop prediabetes people often need to lose weight, have a healthier diet and make other lifestyle changes.

Diagnosis

A lot of times there are no symptoms or signs. A blood test can tell if your glucose (sugar) level in the blood is too high.

Prevention and Treatment

Lifestyle changes can help prevent prediabetes and can help people get their high blood sugar levels back to normal. Losing weight and getting 30 minutes of physical activity, five days a week is recommended. Your doctor also may prescribe medication.

Lower Your Risk of Diabetes

Healthy Lifestyles is for people looking to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes. Healthy Lifestyles is a weekly class that will help you:

  • Eat healthier and be active

  • Make healthier choices

  • Get the support you need, with monthly follow-ups after classes end

How can I get started?

For more information or to sign-up for a Healthy Lifestyles class, you can:

  • Ask your provider for pre-diabetes testing and a referral to the Healthy Lifestyles program

  • Call 207-661-7294 for more information

Healthy Lifestyles

In this video from the CDC, people with prediabetes talk about how group lifestyle change classes offered as part of CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program helped them learn and keep healthy habits. Watch video

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