Diabetes has become an all too familiar disease. Few of us can say that we, or someone we know, are not effected by its reach. It can be confusing to manage diabetes. If left untreated, diabetes can put people at high risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and/or amputation.
Knowing your risk is the first step to preventively treating or preventing diabetes. In Kentucky we are working to engage people where they live, work and play to know their risk for Diabetes and learn how to best manage it.
WHAT IS PREDIABETES?
A reversible risk factor, where blood glucose levels are high, but not high enough to diagnose diabetes. with pre-diabetes, the blood sugar is already high enough to increase your risk for heart disease and other damage to your body.
HOW DO I PREVENT DIABETES?
Step 1: Know your risk! Click here to take the RISK QUIZ for Pre-Diabetes.
Or text "My Risk" to 898-211
Step 2: Get the help you need! Call 2-1-1 today.
If you are at risk, your first step is to see your doctor for additional testing for pre-diabetes is needed. If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, there are several community partners with resources to help you manage your health.