1 in 3 adults in Kent County have prediabetes.

Individuals

 

Take the Risk Test

1 in 3 adults has prediabetes. See if you are at risk by taking the prediabetes risk test.

Talk to your HealthCare Provider

Did your risk test show that you could have prediabetes? Talk to your healthcare provider about your results. He or she may want to have you come in for a visit.

Contact Kent County Health Department

If you are at risk for diabetes, contact Kent County Health Department to take advantage of the Prevent T2 (the National Diabetes Prevention Program). The next session starts this fall in Chestertown. The year-long program is free, and open to adults with prediabetes.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

CAROL

Great support group. Lots of information needed to help you make better decisions. You are never alone on this journey. Lifestyle coaches are available outside of class through e-mail and phone and are always happy to hear your concerns and are happy to help.

BRIDGET

I would say that if you have tried to get healthier and lose weight without success, than this program is for you. I had tried for a couple of years to lose weight but kept gaining the few pounds I lost back. This program helps you be accountable. I have a lot of weight to lose still, but I am well on the way.

SUZANNE

I have learned a lot from the program and it has encouraged me to focus on my health and wellness. One hour a week

Healthcare Providers

 

patients for prediabetes using the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test (or the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Test)

patients for prediabetes using one of three blood tests

to help prevent diabetes by referring patients with prediabetes to a diabetes prevention program

To help prevent type 2 diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Medical Association have created a toolkit that health care teams can use as a guide to screen, test and act today by referring patients to in-person or online diabetes prevention programs.

Employers

 
1 in 3 employees may have prediabetes. You can help.

Employers and insurers continue to look for ways to help their employees and insurance members improve their health and well-being.

On average, 1 in 3 employees or members may have prediabetes, which, if left untreated, can progress to type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is one of the top medical expenditures for employers and insurers; it also contributes to reduced productivity, missed work days, and places a toll on patients and their families.

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