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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.

Find Out Your Risk For Type 2 Diabetes

To find a Diabetes Prevention Program near you, visit: nccd.cdc.gov/DDT_DPRP/Programs.aspx do I have diabetes logo

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.

2019 Diabetes Care Webinars

Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, Dental and Audiology
Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaboration in Diabetes Care

You, Optometry and Diabetes: Core Concepts, Drivers and Bridges to Interdisciplinary Care

March 26, 2019
12:30-1:30pm EDT
Register Here

Speaker: Michael R. Dueñas, OD, FNAP - Chief Public Health Officer, American Optometric Association


This webinar will discuss all forms of diabetic eye disease that have the potential to cause severe vision loss and blindness. These conditions include diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataract, and glaucoma.

It will help to educate the inter professional collaboration team (PPOD+A and medical diabetes care professionals), on the theory and practice of diabetes eye care delivery, to empower them to influence patient health outcomes in positive and meaningful ways.

We will explore the epidemiology of diabetes, drivers to reducing diabetes complications, bridges to early T2DM prevention and detection, new research & therapies and current & proposed health policy.

2019 Webinar Series

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and The Audiology Project

Sponsored by the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, in collaboration with American Academy of Audiology