Controlling Diabetes

According to the Maryland Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) 2006-2010 
significant health disparities exist in the prevalence of diabetes on the mid shore. The prevalence 
overall is only slightly higher at 10% compared to the State at 9%, however, among African 
Americans the prevalence is 18% compared to 9% for whites. 




SHIP Objective #27: Reduce diabetes-related emergency department visits 


Indicator: Rate of ED visits for diabetes per 100,000 population (HSCRC 2010)  


Baseline and Mid Shore Goal: Reduce ED visits for diabetes from 204.2 in 2010 to the State target of  in 2014


Strategy I: Improve diabetes outcomes with diabetes case management and self management training programs 


Strategy II: Promote Early Diagnosis and Screening of Diabetes Targeting At Risk Populations 


Current Status: Rates of Diabetes-related emergency department visits increased from 204.2 in 2010 to 267.9 in 2017. Significant efforts remain to reach the State's 2017 goal of 186.3.





Building Community Capacity

Managing Chronic Diseases such as diabetes takes a collaborative approach.The coalition is building community capacity to address the complex issues associated with diabetes. 


Read about our projects here:

  1. Community Health Worker Program

  2. Living Well with Chronic Disease Self-Mangement Program

  3. National Diabetes Prevention Program

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125 S. Lynchburg St. Chestertown, MD 21620

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