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Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from problems in how insulin is produced, how insulin works, or both. People with diabetes may develop serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, leg amputations, and premature death. Diabetes can be treated and managed by healthful eating, regular physical activity, and medications to lower blood glucose levels.

Prediabetes is when someone has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years (CDC) External Web Site Icon.

Task Force Findings
Summary Table

This summary of Task Force findings to prevent or manage diabetes can be used as a reference, included in presentations, or shared with colleagues.

Implementation Resources


Engaging Community Health Workers to Prevent and Manage Disease (September 20, 2017)
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Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

An Evidence-Based Approach to Montana's Health Landscape

BuchananCares Program: A Team-based Care Pilot led by a Rural Community Hospital and Local Pharmacist

Creating Walkable Communities in Rural North Carolina
Walkable Communities: Video – 8:55 Audio/Video External Web Site Icon

Evidence-Based Recommendations Get Minnesotans in the Groove

Maryland Businesses Support Worksite Wellness Effort to Combat Chronic Disease

Putting it all Together: Preventing Diabetes with Clinical and Community-Based Evidence

What Works - Fact Sheets

Diabetes Prevention and Control

One Pagers

Combined Diet and Physical Activity Promotion Programs to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Among People at Increased Risk

Intensive Lifestyle Interventions for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers to Manage Diabetes

Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers to Prevent Diabetes

Mobile Phone Applications Used Within Healthcare Systems for Diabetes Self-Management

Team-Based Care for Diabetes Management

Community Guide News

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Community Health Workers Help Patients Manage Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention: Interventions Engaging Community Health Workers Improve Risk Factors and Health Outcomes

Healthcare Systems Help Patients Manage Type 2 Diabetes with Mobile Apps

Intensive Lifestyle Interventions Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Among People with Type 2 Diabetes

New Publications Feature CPSTF Recommendation and Systematic Review Evidence for Team-Based Care to Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Task Force Recommends Team-Based Care for Diabetes Management

Task Force Says Diet + Physical Activity Programs Help People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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