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Diabetes is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use it as well as it should.

Diabetes is a serious illness. However, it can be managed through healthy lifestyle steps and in some cases, medication. Those with diabetes can live active and otherwise healthy lives.

Prediabetes Self-Assessment

get screened for pre-diabetes by contacting the Talbot County Health Department at https://diabetes.org/diabetes-risk-test

More than 1.8 million adults in Maryland have prediabetes and 80% of those don’t know they are at risk. 

For many people with prediabetes, early treatment as well as moderate lifestyle changes can actually return blood glucose (blood sugar) levels to a normal range, effectively preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes.

Identifying your diabetes risk and diagnosing prediabetes is an important step to preventing the more serious disease of type 2 diabetes. We encourage all adults to take the 60 second prediabetes risk assessment from the American Diabetes Association. 

The results will give you powerful information you can use to discuss your health needs with your primary care provider. Our Diabetes Program staff can also help by providing resources and connecting you with local diabetes prevention programs. Call us at (410) 819-5633 for information and support.

Free Diabetes Self-Management Classes

The Talbot County Health Department, in partnership with the Maryland Living Well Center of Excellence, provides a free evidence-based program to help you manage your diabetes with the help of a Coach. The program is designed to improve individual’s A1C levels and reduce the complications associated with diabetes.

Your Coach will help you learn about topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, working with health providers, medication usage, and more. Sessions are offered online, in a group, or one-on-one. 

To schedule, contact:

Talbot County Health Department
Diabetes Program

(410) 819-5633