Maryland Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
The Maryland Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) works through a model of influence with other organizations and professionals to reduce the state burden of diabetes. This is done through several initiatives such as implementing a continuous quality improvement project aimed at improving diabetic management to improve health outcomes in Federally Qualified Health Centers; worksite wellness initiatives; promoting self-management education programs and comprehensive medication therapy management. Click here for more information about these specific initiatives.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood.Click Here for More Information
The information presented here was adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The images are taken from the CDC/Public Health image library.
Enroll in the ADA Living With Type 2 Diabetes program and let us guide you through your first year with type 2 diabetes.
Tel: 1-800- DIABETES
(Call the American Diabetes Association's Center for Information and Community Support)