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Diabetes and Prediabetes

Diabetes and Prediabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or cannot use its own insulin as well as it should. Approximately 7.2% of Calvert County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be type 2 diabetes.

Living Well with DiabetesLiving Well with Diabetes is a 6-week self-management workshop for those with type II diabetes and pre-diabetes. Learn the keys to take charge of your diabetes. Classes are free, but registration is required:

August 12 – September 23, 2019, Calvert Pines Senior Center
August 15 – September 19, 2019, Harriet Brown Community Center
August 16 – September 20, 2019, North Beach Senior Center
August 19 – September 30, 2019, Southern Pines Senior Center

Living Well with Diabetes Class Schedule
Call to register: 410-535-5400, x459
Register on-line

Diabetes Prevention ProgramDesigned for those with prediabetes, this year long lifestyle change program is divided into 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly sessions. The program goal is to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week.

Registration open for new classes starting on September 4, 2019 at 10:30-11:30 am at North Beach Senior Center or September 16, 2019 1:30-2:30 pm at Calvert Pines Senior Center, Prince Frederick. Please complete the Registration and Intake forms below or call 410-535-5400, x357 to register. Confirmation calls will be made one week prior to start dates.

> Registration Form

> Intake Form

Take the Prediabetes Screening Test

For additional classes, visit CalvertHealth Hospital

Learn more about diabetes: mdh-dl-calchd-communityhealthcchd@maryland.gov

 

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