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Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from problems in how insulin is produced, how insulin works, or both. People with diabetes may develop serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, leg amputations, and premature death. Diabetes can be treated and managed by healthful eating, regular physical activity, and medications to lower blood glucose levels.

Prediabetes is when someone has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years (CDC) External Web Site Icon.

Task Force Findings
Summary Table

This summary of Task Force findings to prevent or manage diabetes can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

Putting it all Together: Preventing Diabetes with Clinical and Community-Based Evidence

One Pagers

Combined Diet and Physical Activity Promotion Programs to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Among People at Increased Risk pdf icon [PDF - 454 kB]

Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers to Prevent Diabetes pdf icon [PDF - 505 kB]

Team-Based Care for Diabetes Management pdf icon [PDF - 453 kB]

Community Guide News

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Diabetes Prevention: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers Improve Risk Factors and Health Outcomes

Task Force Recommends Team-Based Care for Diabetes Management

Task Force Says Diet + Physical Activity Programs Help People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

What Works - Fact Sheets

What Works Fact Sheet: Diabetes Prevention and Control pdf icon [PDF - 1.27 MB]

Community Guide Flyer

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Use this quick-read description of the Community Guide as a handout for presentations or as a stand-alone piece for exhibits, webinars, meetings, and conferences. [Two pages, designed to print front-and-back, head-to-head in color, on white 8.5" x 11" paper]

 

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