Let’s begin by reviewing some essential facts about type 2 diabetes and prediabetes and how UPrevent aims to help you preserve your health.
UPrevent Goals – Our goal is to help you prevent type 2 diabetes and improve your longevity & quality of life by losing weight and becoming more active.
Lose at least 7-9 percent of your starting weight.
Get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week.
Keep off the weight you’ve lost.
Lose more weight if you wish.
Keep working toward your goal weight, if you haven’t reached it.
Keep getting at least 150 minutes of activity each week.
Losing weight can
Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes: The Diabetes Prevention Program found that for every 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight lost, the risk of development of diabetes was reduced by 16%.
Emma is moderately overweight. Her doctor has told her that she is at risk. As an example if Emma who weighs 185 pounds can lose 9 pounds – which is 5% of her weight and keep it off, he reduces her risk for developing diabetes by about 70%.