Prediabetes can be the start of health problems

Prediabetes can be the start of health problems

With prediabetes, blood glucose (sugar) levels are above normal, but aren’t high enough to be called diabetes.

Prediabetes is a very big deal because it will likely grow into Type 2 Diabetes within 3 to 10 years. In that time, damage to your nerves and blood vessels begins. This means the health problems diabetes is known for start in prediabetes.

The good news is you can prevent or at least delay type 2 diabetes and its problems with regular, moderate exercise and a weight loss of 5-7%.

In Wooster Community Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants work in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills needed to lose weight, become more physically active, and manage stress.

The local program is offered at the hospital and online on Tuesday evenings and the cost is often covered by insurance.

Meetings are weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months.

Having prediabetes means it’s time for prevention. To find out how to get involved, call office at 330-263-8196 or email us at

Do you already have diabetes and are confused or overwhelmed? We can help!

Many people get confused by what they read on the internet or hear from well-meaning family and friends.

Wooster Community Hospital Health System has a complete Diabetes Self-Management Program with Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists to help you.

The WCH program includes group classes along with one-on-one attention from a registered nurse and a registered dietitian.

Wooster Community Hospital is here for anyone who has diabetes but has never had the privilege of personalized education to help them manage their diabetes. Ask your doctor for a referral or contact Nutrition & Diabetes Services at 330-263-8196 or email for more information.

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