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Take a 1-minute Risk Test for Diabetes Alert Day

1 in 3 Adults in the mid shore region have prediabetes, the condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Alert Day, which is held every fourth Tuesday in March, is a one-day, “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Am I at Risk for Prediabetes?

You’re at risk for prediabetes if you:

  • Are overweight.

  • Are 40 years or older.

  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes.

  • Are physically active less than 3 times a week.

  • Have ever had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds.

  • Are an African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, or Alaska Native person. Some Pacific Islander and Asian American people are also at higher risk.

The CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can cut a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half. And, it's being offered in every mid-shore county . Participants have their choice of in-person OR online programs and will learn to 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.

"We have the tools to prevent type 2 diabetes", said Megan Wojtko, SVP & Chief Clinical Officer at Choptank Community Health System. "Our providers strongly encourage anyone at risk for type 2 diabetes to take advantage of the available resources, including the National Diabetes Prevention Program."

A 1-minute risk test is available at People at high risk should talk to their health care provider about  treatment options and see if the National Diabetes Prevention Program is a good fit. To learn more or to register for the Diabetes Prevention Program, offered for FREE in every mid-shore county, call 410-221-2600 or visit



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