Check Your Risk Challenge!

Diabetes Awareness & Prevention

The Mission of PLAN ADs is to increase awareness and participation in government and nonprofit programs and opportunities targeting members of underserved communities nationally. 

Prediabetes is common—more than 84 million US adults have it, though 90% of them don’t know they do. 

 

The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed.

The Eight is in partnership with Preventive Lifestyle Assistance Network (PLAN)--a provider of the CDC’s evidence-based National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP). COVID-19 has highlighted the disproportionate impact that preconditions like type 2 diabetes are having on the most vulnerable in our county and around the country.

Approximately, 88 million American adults—more than 1 in 3—have prediabetes, according to the CDC. Of those with prediabetes, more than 84% don't know they have it. Prediabetes puts Americans at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Without lifestyle changes, 15-30% of people with diagnosed borderline diabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 3-5 years.

Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are reversible. We increase awareness of type 2 diabetes by inviting residents to take the diabetes risk test-both in-person and online. Residents at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes qualify for the year-long prediabetes program being offered via distance learning.

Your donation will help us award grants to high-risk residents who do not have Medi-Cal, private insurance, or means of self-pay for the prediabetes program.

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