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Do you know if you are at risk for having diabetes or pre-diabetes?

It is estimated that 1 out of 3 adults have pre-diabetes and 90% of them don't even know that they have it!   Pre-diabetes, if not treated, can lead to diabetes.   The best treatment for pre-diabetes is losing a little weight if overweight and getting active at least 30 minutes most days of the week.

View:   CDC Infographic on pre-diabetes - then, take this:   7-Question Quiz

  to see if you are at high risk for having pre-diabetes.

If you score over 9, be sure to ask your provider/doctor for a diabetes test!!

Tips for Seniors:
How to Enjoy Eating When You Have Diabetes

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Ask your doctor to help you get a Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) appointment with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN).  
FREE for those with Medicare (no copay - no deductible).

Here is: a list of providers offering MNT (by county)

Visit our other informational pages:

Learn more - view the UPDON Portfolio, and
- Social Network Analysis of the MI Diabetes Outreach Networks report

View the 2013 UPDON Resource Directory for diabetes, health, and social services available to Upper Peninsula residents.

Those having difficulty paying for diabetes (or another chronic illness) medications, supplies, and/or medical care can view our U.P. Assistance Directory.