Know your risk and prevention strategies.
Snow Hill, MD- November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month and Worcester County Health Department (WCHD) is encouraging both those with diabetes and those at-risk for developing the disease to use healthy practices and prevention techniques this fall and winter. For those already living with diabetes, WCHD sponsors a free monthly diabetes support group monthly every third Wednesday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Snow Hill Library. A Registered Dietitian and Community Health Educator facilitate the support group and the monthly topics help participants reinforce self-management skills.
“We know that as the weather gets colder, nights get longer, and the holidays approach, it can be challenging to maintain healthy eating habits and physical activity,” said Mimi Dean, Director of Prevention Services at Worcester County Health Department. “We offer a variety of free resources, including fitness and nutrition how-to videos, and diabetes prevention tips and educational material on through our website and social media.”
Type 2 Diabetes can be prevented. WCHD offers Lifestyle Balance, an evidence-based program proven to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The program encourages a healthier lifestyle and provides one-on-one support from CDC certified coaches for eating healthy, increasing physical activity, losing weight and establishing personal lifestyle goals. Lifestyle Balance is a 16-week program with 6 months of follow up sessions.
Worcester Health will host an informative presentation on healthy eating, physical activity, and diabetes prevention on November 14, 2018 at the Snow Hill Library from 1:00pm-2:00pm. For more information, visit www.worcesterhealth.org or www.tridiabetes.org or call the Worcester County Health Department at 410-632-0056 and ask about D