Every Day Is Diabetes Alert Day –– Know the Risks for Type 2 Diabetes!

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Take the Diabetes Risk Test today  http://diabetes.org/risktest

 Know your risk for type 2 diabetes. Share with family and friends.

 Learn more about preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes:

Are you screening your patients with high blood pressure for diabetes?

Probably not, according to a Minnesota Department of Health study. The study found that 1 in 3 adults (345,000 Minnesotans) with high blood pressure reported they did not receive a diabetes test during the past three years. People with high blood pressure are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes and should be screened for diabetes annually.

Help reduce the number of undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes cases. Check blood glucose levels on all your adult patients with high blood pressure!

Click here to learn what you can do [http://www.health.state.mn.us/diabetes/]

Click here to read the full article [http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0204.htm]

Pre-Diabetes, What Can We Do About It?

Provider Webinar held Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health Diabetes Program with funds from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ State Diabetes Prevention Program 2013 grant.  Hosted by the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement  Presented by J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, MD, PhD, FACE, Medical Director and CEO, MN Center for Obesity, Metabolism and Endocrinology (MNCOME) and Teresa L. Pearson, MS, RN, CDE, FAADE diabetes educator and Director, Clinical Services at Halleland Habicht Consulting.

https://www.icsi.org/_asset/qmpkz5/PrediabetesWebinar9302013finalslides.pdf

Diabetes is a Family Affair

Diabetes affects everyone in the family. If you have diabetes, ask everyone in your family to help you manage your disease. If you live with a person with diabetes, your support is important in helping prevent serious health problems.

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? 
If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes (with a mother, father, brother, or sister), you are at greater risk for the disease. Take steps now to lower your risk.

Resources to help you live better with diabetes and to help lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

A voluntary group working together to keep you informed about ways to prevent and manage diabetes and heart disease.