Charles County Health Department

Maryland

Charles County Department of Health

The Facts

88 million American adults — more than 1 out of 3 — have prediabetes.

More than 8 in 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.

With prediabetes your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

Prediabetes increases your risk of:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

If you have prediabetes, losing weight by eating healthy and being more active can cut your risk of getting type 2 diabetes in half.

Diabetes Prevention Program

The Diabetes Prevention Program is a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program that helps participants build new habits to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. This free program offers a year of support.

Class Topics:

  • Eat healthy
  • Learning to food shop effectively
  • Add physical activity tat you like to your life
  • Address barriers that get in the way of meeting your goals
  • Stress management

Participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old). Let us help you create healthy habits. You can change your lifestyle for life.

Class Options:

  • ONLINE SELF-GUIDED CLASS, Classes start Monday January 11th, 2021

  • IN-PERSON/VIRTUAL CLASS, Classes start Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Pre-Registration is required by Monday, January 4th, 2021.

Call 301-609-6885 for more information and to register. Future classes are available. Contact us for more details.

*Subject to change pending Governor Hogan’s Orders.

Are You At Risk For Prediabetes?

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