Type 2 diabetes is a growing health concern across the nation. While about 1 in 11 American adults have type 2 diabetes, more than 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of serious health complications and death.
Type 2 diabetes is preventable.
Preventing type 2 diabetes is not just possible, but is actually “in our hands” through healthy choices like eating fruits and vegetables, walking in the park or doing yoga.
If knowledge is power, then understanding the risk factors and knowing your risk score gives you the knowledge you need to make the powerful choices that can prevent type 2 diabetes. Your risk score is based on your answers to 6 simple questions.
How can I find out my risk score?
If you don’t know your risk score yet, click here to start with a simple test to find out.
Where can I find tips and resources for preventing and managing type 2 diabetes?
What are we doing in Santa Clara County to help prevent diabetes?
A new Diabetes Prevention Initiative Strategic Plan was recently completed through a countywide effort by public agencies and non-profit groups. This plan outlines goals that they will work on together to support Santa Clara County residents in preventing diabetes. Learn more about the strategic plan here.
For more information about traffic safety or getting involved in one of the initiatives above, contact:
- Together we can prevent type 2 diabetes in Santa Clara County
- Know your diabetes risk score!
- Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
- Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)
- CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program
- Diagnosing Diabetes and Learning About Prediabetes
- Diabetes Prevention Initiative (DPI)
- About the Campaign: Together We Can Prevent Diabetes
- Ways to take care of your Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Other Chronic Diseases
- American Diabetes Association: Diabetes Basics
- A Snapshot: Diabetes In The United States
- Prevent Diabetes STAT (Screen-Test-Act-Today)