Diabetes PreventioN & Management Action Team
Our purpose as an action team is to improve diabetes prevention and self-management for Lake County’s high risk populations and their families. We do this by addressing policies, systems and environments through partnering, educating and empowering families while being culturally sensitive, so that we can reduce the onset and/or manage diabetes.
Outcome Objective #1: Reduce prevalence of Lake County adults who have been diagnosed with Diabetes from 6% to 5% by 2031.
Baseline Source: LCHD Survey (2015)
Initiatives & Events :
Download the Diabetes Passport to keep track of your medications, appointments and health.
Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of early death in Lake County. You can take action in few simple ways:
Take the Diabetes Risk Test to determine if you may be at risk for prediabetes: DoIHavePrediabetes.org. The free, anonymous test takes less than one minute to complete.
Talk to your doctor if your score indicates you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. Catching prediabetes early can help prevent diabetes and help people avoid serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations.
Risk factors for developing diabetes include weight, age, family history, history of gestational diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and certain ethnic backgrounds, such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, American Indians, Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders.