Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
diabetes is the no.1 cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult blindness.
1 in 3 people has prediabetes. In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has doubled.
1 Center for Disease Control and Prevention
37.3 million US adults have diabetes, and 1 in 5 dont know they have it.
People who have diabetes are twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke.

Individuals with the following characteristics are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes:

    • 35 years of age or older
    • Overweight
    • Family history of diabetes
  • Physically active fewer than three times per week
  • Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational) or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9lbs.

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The CDC questionnaire looks at general risk factors to calculate your risk. An online risk assessment is the first step and not a formal medical diagnosis. Please follow-up with your health care provider.

It’s Time to Reduce Your Risk.


If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes:

Living Well with Diabetes is a diabetes self-management program with interactive group education. The one-day (6 hours) program, including a 2-hour follow-up, includes a healthy lunch.

Living Well with Diabetes

  1. Requires a physician referral
  2. Covered by most insurance plans
  3. Approved by the American Diabetes Association

The teaching team includes a certified diabetes educator, nurse, registered dietitians, pharmacists, and a wellness coach/activity instructor.

A family member or support person is welcome to attend with you.

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If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes:

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes puts you at increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke as well as type 2 diabetes.

You can have prediabetes for years but have no clear symptoms. You can get a simple blood sugar test to find out if you have prediabetes. Ask your doctor if you should be tested.

If you have prediabetes, losing a small amount of weight if you’re overweight and getting regular physical activity can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

UPMC Western Maryland has two ways to help you start making these changes:

  • Health Coaching – Free one-on-one personalized health and wellness planning for individuals who want to make long-term behavior changes to improve overall well-being and health.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy – A registered dietitian nutritionist can provide practical and easy-to-follow advice personalized for your needs or recommend free programs to help.

Talk to your health care provider or call for more information about these programs.

Diabetes Self-Management Program
UPMC Western Maryland Center for Clinical Resources | 240-964-8787

UPMC Western Maryland Community Health | 240-964-8094

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