Prediabetes, Diabetic Education & Management

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin.

Could you have Prediabetes?

84 Millions Americans have prediabetes. Do you?

According to the CDC, if you are African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, or Pacific Islander, you are at higher risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Also, if you are Asian American, you are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes at a lower weight (about 15 pounds lower than weights in the 1 Point column). Talk to your doctor to see if you should have your blood sugar tested. Content source for test and information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Download the Prediabetes Risk Test

Prediabetes often has no symptoms; it puts you at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes, stoke, and heart disease. But the great news is that Prediabetes can be reversed.

Get your blood sugar screened through a simple blood test. Have your doctor order an A1C blood test today. Please do it for yourself and those who love and need you. Your future depends on it.

Have you been diagnosed with Diabetes?

Clay County Hospital and Medical Clinic’s diabetes education is the cornerstones of diabetes management because diabetes requires day-to-day knowledge of nutrition, exercise, glucose monitoring and medication. You have control. You choose. We are here to help you reach your goals.

Our diabetes education programs in Flora, IL are accredited by the American Diabetes Association for Diabetes Self-Management Education and recognized by The National Diabetes Prevention Program for Diabetes Prevention.

Interested in diabetes management or diabetes education near Flora, IL? Contact Laurel Mason, RN, Diabetes Education Coordinator, Certified Lifestyle Coach for Diabetes Prevention, at (618) 662-8039. Download the Diabetes Flyer