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1 in 3 American adults is at risk for diabetes. What puts you at risk for diabetes? Major risk factors include old age, excess weight (particularly around the waist), family history, certain ethnicities, physical inactivity, and poor diet.

Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream. Your pancreas makes a hormone called insulin, which acts like a key to let blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy.

If you have diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or can’t use insulin it makes as well as it should. When there is not enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream. Over time, diabetes can cause serious problems such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease.

Attend one of the Diabetes Care Solution Events and learn more about your Diabetes.

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Interested in having Diabetes Care Solution participate at your event?

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Requests should be submitted a minimum of two months (60 days) prior to your scheduled event.


What are Diabetes Care Solution Events?

Diabetes Care Solution is a community-based initiative created to educate people about diabetes, risk factors for diabetes disease, and steps to take to keep diabetes healthy and reduce risk.


What do Diabetes Care Solution Events include?

  • Risk Survey
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): Height and weight measurements
  • Blood glucose screening
  • Blood pressure check
  • High cholesterol screening – for at-risk patients only.
  • Free educational materials
  • Opportunity to speak with a health care professional
  • Diabetes supplies
  • Health and wellness products

Who’s at Increased Risk for Diabetes?

You’re at risk for developing prediabetes if you:

  • Are overweight
  • Are 45 years or older
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes
  • Are physically active less than 3 times a week
  • Have ever had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or given birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
  • Are African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian, or Alaska Native (some Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans are also at higher risk)

What should I do after I attend?

  • When you visit your primary care physician, share what you’ve learned about your risk factors for diabetes disease
  • Follow a healthy lifestyle advice
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