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Diabetes Prevention/Management

According to the federal government, the number of US adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled in the past 20 years. And on the Mid Shore of Maryland, over a third of all adults have prediabetes, the condition that often leads to diabetes. This is our shared call to action: to take steps today to build a Healthy Mid Shore for ourselves and for future generations.

1 in 3 adults
on the Mid Shore has prediabetes.

80% don't even know it.

I strive to be a role model for my family, friends and colleagues by prioritizing my health

Derek Simmons
Caroline County Public Schools
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Mid Shore 
CDC Diabetes
Prevention Program

 The CDC National DPP Lifestyle Change

Program  can cut a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. And, it's being offered on the Mid Shore!

Through the program, which is offered virtually or in person, participants take small, manageable steps that add up to lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Sessions are held about once a week for the first few months, then once a month to keep motivation going strong. With the support of a trained Lifestyle Coach, participants will learn to: increase their physical activity, eat healthy, manage stress, and overcome challenges.

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Mid Shore Goals and Objectives

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By 2024, 32 percent of Mid Shore adults will be of healthy weight.


  1. Increase access to healthy nutrition

  2. Achieve and maintain recommended physical activity levels for all Mid Shore residents.

People at a Healthy Weight
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By 2024, maintain the percentage of adults with a BMI >25 at 66.5 percent; and reduce by 10 percent the BMI >85th percentile in high school students.


  1. Improve clinical care services for overweight and obese children and adults.

  2. Improve the availability of healthy lifestyle options for overweight and obese children and adults.

Overweight and Obesity
Routine Checkup


By 2024, increase the prevalence of Mid Shore adults who know their prediabetes status by 30 percent.


  1. Improve prediabetes outcomes and reduce risk of diabetes in women with a history of gestational diabetes.

  2. Improve clinical care services for overweight and obese children and adults.

People with
prediabetes and diabetes
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By 2024, reduce the age-adjusted diabetes mortality by 5 percent.


  1. Improve the use of standardized quality of care for people with diabetes at all levels of the health care system by increasing the number of health systems that utilize the chronic care model (CCM) framework.

  2. Reduce the number of hospitalizations and emergency department visits each by 5 percent for people with diabetes.

People with  diabetes
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