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November is National Diabetes Month. It is an opportunity to renew our commitment to our health and further support people we may serve.

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans—or 11% of the U.S. population, including adults and youth.

Diabetes can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and heart, and is linked to some types of cancer.

Prediabetes, the condition that often leads to type II diabetes goes largely unseen. However, it affects 1 in 3 adults, and 80% don't even know they have it!


If you are at risk for developing diabetes, The National Diabetes Prevention Program can help! Online and in-person programs are offered for FREE for residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's or Talbot counties thanks to generous support from the Maryland Department of Health.

Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center is the referral hub for all programs in the region. Contact them to learn more or register for an in-person or online program of your choice. 410-221-2600.


Resources for Professionals

National DPP brochure
Download PDF • 901KB

Risk Test and Flyer
Download PDF • 1.51MB

Prediabetes patient ID tool
Download PDF • 218KB

How to Talk to your patients about DPP
Download PDF • 800KB

Program Flyer
Download PDF • 1.50MB

Referral form template
Download DOCX • 67KB

An electronic referral pathway is built into the EMR for Choptank Health and UM Shore Regional Health providers. Choptank providers- contact Megan Wojtko for questions. UM Shore Regional Health providers- contact Terry Satchell for questions.


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