How Do I Get Started?

Step 1: Get tested

Journey to a Healthier Me offers an A1c screening at NO COST to you! If you have had an A1c ­ within the past year that was in the prediabetes range, you will not need to be re-tested.

Step 2: Confirm your eligibility

To participate in the program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of at least 25 (23 if Asian)
  • Don’t know what your BMI is! visit, https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
  • Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Have received a blood test result in the prediabetes range in the past year, OR have been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes when pregnant)
    1. A fasting blood glucose score of 100 to 125 mg/dl
    2. An A1c test resulting in a level of 5.7-6.4 percent, or
    3. Plasma glucose measured 2 hours after a 75 gm glucose load, with a result of 140-199 mg/dl

You cannot participate in the program if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Have a BMI less than 25 (23 if Asian)

Step 3: Enroll in the program

If you meet the eligibility criteria or have specific questions, contact 704-920-1279 or 704-920-1362 to discover more about the program.