Getting Healthy - Diabetes

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COULD YOU HAVE

PREDIABETES?

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QUESTION 1 OF 7

Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?

QUESTION 2 OF 7

Do you have a sister or brother with diabetes?

QUESTION 3 OF 7

Do you have a parent with diabetes?

QUESTION 4 OF 7

Find your height on the chart. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight listed for your height?
4'10 - 129 5'8 - 177
4'11 - 133 5'9 - 182
5'0 - 138 5'10 - 188
5'1 - 143 5'11 - 193
5'2 - 147 6'0 - 199
5'3 - 152 6'1 - 204
5'4 - 157 6'2 - 210
5'5 - 162 6'3 - 216
5'6 - 167 6'4 - 221
5'7 - 172  

QUESTION 5 OF 7

Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day?

QUESTION 6 OF 7

Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?

QUESTION 7 OF 7

Are you 65 years of age or older?

YOUR SCORE IS:

You are at low risk for having prediabetes. To maintain a healthy weight, be active most days and do not use tobacco products. Eat a balanced diet that includes fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, talk to your healthcare provider about your risk for type 2 diabetes.

For more information:
American Diabetes Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cabarrus County Network of Care Diabetes Prevention and Management Services

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YOUR SCORE IS:

You are at high risk for having prediabetes. Please make an appointment with your healthcare provider soon.

The good news is that people can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by losing just 5-7% of their body weight, by eating balanced meals and getting at least 150 minutes each week of physical activity such as brisk walking. Participating in a lifestyle change program such as the CDC National Diabetes Program can help you reduce your risk of diabetes by 58%.

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INFORMATION

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes.

MORE INFORMATION

86 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, 9 out of 10 do not know they have it. Prediabetes increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Place this CDC Prediabetes Screening Test widget on your home page, on your portal home page, or in your blog to help others learn their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and whether they should follow up with a doctor to take steps to protect their health.

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    Address: 9733 Healthway Dr Berlin, MD 21811 view map

    A comprehensive program of group and individual education sessions for people with diabetes and their families. The program is facilitated and taught by two certified diabetes educators... more
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center: Baltimore, MD
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    Address: 10 North Greene Street Baltimore, MD 21201 view map

    As one of the most modern health care facilities in the country, the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) offers veterans state-of-the-art medical technology, clinical services and research programs. The Medical Center, part of the VA Capitol Health Care Network (VISN 5), is home to the .. more
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    Phone: 410-632-0056
    Address: 6040 Public Landing Rd Snow Hill, MD 21863 view map

    Free health screening that includes resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition (body fat percentage, BMI, waist-to-hip ratio), diabetes risk, muscular strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory endurance. Individual results counseling provided by either a registered Dietitian or an Ameri.. more
  • Worcester County Health Department: Prevention Programs: Diabetes Support Group
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    Address: 6040 Public Landing Rd Snow Hill, MD 21863 view map

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    Phone: 410-632-0056
    Address: 6040 Public Landing Rd Snow Hill, MD 21863 view map

    A year long program designed to teach participants how to make healthy lifestyle changes. The program meets for 16 weeks and then monthly for the remainder of one year. This evidence-based program helps participants lose weight, improve diet, increase physical activity, lower blood pressure, body fa.. more
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    Phone: 410-632-0056
    Address: 6040 Public Landing Rd Snow Hill, MD 21863 view map

    Just Walk is a self-directed, self-reported,incentive-based physical activity program for Worcester County residents or individuals who work in the county. Participants can earn different prizes based upon mileage of physical activity accumulated... more

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