Nominations for the 2016 Sally Joy Diabetes Leadership Award
Do you know someone who demonstrates exceptional leadership and passion for diabetes prevention and/or diabetes management? This could include patient, community or professional education, advocacy, or development of diabetes materials or resources. It could also include work in the DSME, diabetes prevention or PATH programs. It is not a requirement that the nominee’s job be 100% in diabetes-related services.
Nominations are being accepted now through October 28th. The award will be presented on November 17th, 2016 at the Diabetes Awareness Month Event at the Capitol Rotunda.
Download the 2016 Sally Joy Leadership Award Nomination Form
Small Steps, Big Rewards: Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans or about 9 percent of the United States population. It's also estimated that one in every four persons with diabetes is unaware that they have the disease.
Did you know that if you have a family history of diabetes, you have a greater chance of getting type 2 diabetes? That means if you have a mother, father, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes, you have a greater chance of getting the disease.
To find a Diabetes Prevention Program near you, visit: nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_DPRP/Programs.aspx
In Michigan, it is estimated that 37% of adults have prediabetes which is a condition where people have higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk of developing diabetes.
Find out if you have other risk factors that can increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes:
Take a short online test in English or Spanish at www.DoIHavePrediabetes.org to learn your risk.