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CDC's National DPP @ MCC Session 2

  • The Hali Group 212 East Lexington Street, 2nd Floor Baltimore, MD, 21202 United States (map)

This 2018 CDC Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) @ MCC is now full and closed to new registrants. Please stay tuned for new courses to come as well as a chance to attend future CDC DPPs classes at MCC. To announce your interest in the CDC's DPP program, please email us directly at: Connect@ChambluCAPs.org.

Chamblu CAPs is proud to support the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program hosted and presented by Modern Cancer Care.

Prediabetes is a serious condition where a person’s blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Prediabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes(1). The CDC reports that 33.9% of U.S. adults age 18 and older (48% age 65 and older) have prediabetes, and that rates are similar among racial and ethnic groups(2). In Maryland, there are approximately 1.6 million residents age 18 and older who have prediabetes(3). Marylanders with disabilities have a higher prevalence of prediabetes than people without disabilities(3). The CDC reports that 9 out of 10 adults who have prediabetes do not know they have it(4). People at risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the disease by making modest lifestyle changes that include weight loss and physical activity.

Additionally, according to a report released by Dr. Edward Giovannucci MD, SCD et. al., “epidemiologic evidence suggests that people with diabetes are at significantly higher risk for many forms of cancer”(5).

(1)- https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes-type2/index.html. (2)- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2017. (3)- 2014 Maryland Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) http://www.marylandbrfss.org. (4)- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Prediabetes: Could It Be You?” infographic. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pdfs/library/socialmedia/prediabetes-infographic.pdf, accessed 4/4/17 (5)- ADA Consensus Report https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2890380/pdf/zdc1674.pdf