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:

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is for individuals over the age of 18 who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes but who DO NOT already have diabetes. Participants meet for one year – a total of 26 one-hour sessions.

It Works.

DPP is a proven program established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program has been shown to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity.

Patients can self-refer or be referred by a health care provider.

The diabetes self-management program and the Diabetes Prevention Program are not weight loss programs. They are lifestyle programs. Going on a diet is not the treatment for diabetes or prediabetes; a lifestyle change is the treatment.

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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

Diabetes Prevention Program
UPMC Western Maryland Community Health | 240-964-8094

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