Department: Diabetes can be prevented and help is available


November 19, 2020

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) wants residents to know they can take control and help prevent diabetes by keeping a check on their activity levels, nutrition and by maintaining a weight in a healthy range.

Laura Collins, Chronic Disease Prevention Program manager with WDH, said one in three Wyoming adults may have a condition known as prediabetes but often do not realize it.

“Prediabetes should be viewed as a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes,”...

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