Diabetes and PreDiabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns food into energy; your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should.  There are 3 types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, Gestastional.  Visit the CDC’s website by clicking here for more information about diabetes.

PreDiabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.  PreDiabetes put you at risk to develop diabetes.

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Saratoga County Public Health Services has joined with Community Partners throughout Saratoga County to form the Saratoga County Prediabetes Coalition.  In addition to SCPHS, Coalition members include representatives from Saratoga Springs School District, Moreau Community Center, Capital District YMCA, AIM Services Inc., Healthy Capital District Initiative, Price Chopper, Fidelis, Shenendahowa School District, Ballston Spa Central School District, Captain Youth Services, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County, Franklin Community Center, Saratoga Region YMCA, Saratoga Lions Club, MVP Healthcare, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County, Saratoga Hospital, and individual community members.

This Coalition meets monthly, on the 4th Tuesday of each month, and provides support & education to interested parties.  The Coalition also provides resources & educational materials to health care providers for distribution to their patients & clients.

 Looking to join the Prediabetes Coalition or receive more information on our activities?

Email scprediabetescoalition@gmail.com to subscribe to our monthly list with meeting days/times and updates.

Saratoga County’s PreDiabetes Coalition is excited to partner with Capital Region Eat Smart New York and Cornell Cooperative Extension to support the Nourish Your Neighbor Initiative to promote healthy food drives.  Please click here to visit our Nourish Your Neighbor webpage!

 

Minutes from Prediabetes Coalition 2/26/19

For archived Coalition minutes from 2016-2018, please click here.

Upcoming Saratoga Hospital diabetes prevention and diabetes self-management classes below

2019 Eating Tips for People Living with Diabetes

Nuts and Bolts of Preventing Diabetes

 

Click the images for the 2018 PreDiabetes Booklet in printable PDF format!

Diabetes Resources

Dining with Diabetes

Diabetes Education & Management

Diabetes Support Group

Diabetes AdvantEdge Guiding Stars Nutrition Program  

Know the ABCs of Diabetes

   Diabetes Management Program