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About Griot Health
Griot Health is a healthcare hub focused on the prevention and early detection of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and obesity. We integrate our care programs into community organizations and patient routines in order to reach demographics that are disproportionately affected by these chronic diseases and less likely to participate in the healthcare system. We also connect the community with resources that reinforce a healthy lifestyle. We believe that ongoing monitoring of health metrics will lead to early detection, prevention, better overall health and lower long-term healthcare costs.
Type 2 Diabetes
The Growing Threat of Prediabetes
Chronic Kidney Disease
More than 1 in 7
15% of US adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, that is about 37 million people.
CKD Is Common Among US Adults
More than 1 in 7, that is 15% of US adults or 37 million people, are estimated to have CKD.
As many as 9 in 10 adults with CKD do not know they have CKD.
About 2 in 5 adults with severe CKD do not know they have CKD.
CDK Risk Factors
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the more common causes of CKD in adults. Other risk factors include heart disease, obesity, a family history of CKD, inherited kidney disorders, past damage to the kidneys, and older age.
1 in 3
Approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes (and 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure) may have chronic kidney disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States.
One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
About 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
The US obesity prevalence was 42.4% in 2017 – 2018.
From 1999 –2000 through 2017 –2018, US obesity prevalence increased from 30.5% to 42.4%. During the same time, the prevalence of severe obesity increased from 4.7% to 9.2%.
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. These are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death.
The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008. Medical costs for people who had obesity was $1,429 higher than medical costs for people with healthy weight.
Free Health, Weight Loss and Preventative Care Program
Each bi-weekly, in-person session includes a FREE HAIRCUT
Griot Health has partnered with a number of local barbershops and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer PreventT2 as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program
PreventT2 is a CDC-developed, evidence-based, lifestyle change program that works to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes
- Make modest lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and Kidney Disease
- Receive free nutrition and weight loss planning
- Connect to community healthcare resources
- Sessions led by certified Lifestyle Coaches
- 12 month program
If you scored 5 or higher
You are at increased risk for having prediabetes and are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.
If you are African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, or Pacific Islander, you are at higher risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Also, if you are Asian American, you are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes at a lower weight (about 15 pounds lower than weights in the 1 Point column). Talk to your doctor to see if you should have your blood sugar tested
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes