Diabetes Prevention

Did you know?

 According to the CDC:

  • More than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it.
  • More than 88 million US adults—1 in 3—have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it
  • Are you at risk?  Take the risk test to find out!

WVU Extension

Beginning in January 2022 WVU Extension faculty and experts will be providing educational tools and resources through its popular Dining with Diabetes. This free virtual program is designed to help those who have been diagnosed as diabetic/pre-diabetic, family members, caregivers and others who are interested in learning more about creating a healthy lifestyle.

The four-week program will be offered virtually for four consecutive Wednesdays. The times for each monthly session vary to accommodate participants’ schedules. The classes will focus on nutrition education, cooking demonstrations, healthy recipes and physical activity. Each participant will receive educational materials and healthy recipes they can make at home.

Dining with Diabetes will be offered each month through 2022. Participants interested in the four-week program must register online by visiting extension.wvu.edu/dining-with-diabetes. If you need assistance registering for the course, contact your local WVU Extension office.

WV Health Connection

A collaborative effort led by the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease. WV Health Connection is a system for patients to discover community wellness programs that are convenient and accessible. To do this, WV Health Connection links healthcare providers to local chronic disease prevention services and connects patients to health-promotion programs. 

Bruce Chertow Diabetes Center

Bruce Chertow Diabetes Center, named for long-time Marshall endocrinologist Bruce S. Chertow, MD, combines your care with diabetes education in order to help you better manage your diabetes and find your way toward better health. Our focused education programs are centered on diabetes self care.

The Bruce Chertow Diabetes Center has been Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for Quality Diabetes Self-Management Education* and Support. 

An outpatient department of Cabell Huntington Hospital
Erma Ora Byrd Center
1249 15th Street, 3rd Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1000
Fax: 304-691-1664

The Joslin Diabetes Center

 The certified diabetes educators with the Joslin Diabetes Center education affiliate at St. Mary’s Medical Center will partner with you and your physician to help effectively manage your diabetes.

The Joslin Diabetes Center education affiliate at St. Mary’s is accredited by the American Diabetes Association and is Medicare-approved.  

For more information about Joslin, call 304-526-8363.

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA program provides a supportive environment to learn how to adopt healthy habits and reduce your chances of developing this disease.

National Institute of Health research proves that programs like the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.

The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.  

To learn more, call 304-525-8127  

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health. The NIDDK translates and disseminates research findings to increase knowledge and understanding about health and disease among patients, health professionals, and the public. Content produced by the NIDDK is carefully reviewed by NIDDK scientists and other experts.

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