Follow the recommendations of your Physician Assistant or Health Care provider.
Make lifestyle changes and you can reduce the risk of acquiring Type 2 Diabetes by about 60%.
Change your exercise and eating habits…eat healthy foods…exercise daily.
Learn How! Free
The San Antonio YMCA offers a free program that includes personal support and encouragements.
You participate in a small group to explore healthier eating and more physical activity.
Avoiding diabetes is far less expensive than eating and stagnating into the disease.
Trained Lifestyle Coaches meet you in a classroom over a full year (12 moths). This includes 16 sessions, plus a month of maintenance.
This takes effort and determination…but you are worth it.
Qualifying for the San Antonio YMCA – Diabetes Prevention Program
Qualification for the program includes…
• 18 years or older
• Overweight (Body Mass Index higher than 25)
• High risk for developing diabetes
Classes are available in San Antonio. Call (210) 585-4439! Or visit the San Antonio YMCA Diabetes Prevention Website.
Remember: Prevention is the only real “Cure” for diabetes.
Other Diabetes Prevention Resources
Let It Go! A Diabetes Parody Song (“I Feel Low“) communicates what it is like to live with controlled Diabetes.
For someone who doesn’t face the challenge of Diabetes, this song parody communicates the frustration and desperation that some folks live with each day.
Even great health care providers and modern technology cannot remove the challenge of living with Diabetes.
But, modern technology and creative solutions mean that you don’t need to restrict your active lifestyle.
Your Physician Assistant will spend time with you, working out the details of your lifestyle needs…while keeping your medical testing up-to-date and focused on your needs.
Physician Assistants like Joshua Beardsley PA and Norton Shectman PA-C can provide greater rapport with patients because they have time to talk.
Physician Assistants have autonomy from supervising physicians, and ever expanding new roles in the medical and health care fields.
Understanding the Role of a Physician Assistant means keeping current in health care advances.
As doctors see more patients and fill multiple consultation rooms, the time dedicated to listening to patients’ needs diminishes.
Physician Assistants take time to listen.
Ever try to convince someone who’s mind is made up?
Physican Assistants run into this challenge every so often.
Fortunately, Physician Assistants let their skills and healh care results speak for their qualifications.