Earlier this year, The North Country Healthy Heart Network, in partnership with the North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition, launched the “Do I Have Prediabetes” campaign.
The objective of this campaign was to encourage people to take a risk test to determine if they should talk to their doctor about prediabetes. The campaign raised awareness via social media and trailers placed in movie theaters encouraging people to take the prediabetes risk text. Though the movies closed do to COVID-19, the North Country Disease Prevention Coalition is proud to announce that the campaign is back on social and digital platforms.
Prediabetes is when a person’s blood glucose, or sugar level is higher than average- however not so high that it would result in type 2 diabetes. If prediabetes goes untreated, it can lead to type 2 diabetes. Early treatment can often reverse the diagnosis, especially when it includes managing weight, exercise and movement, quitting smoking and healthy eating. Currently one in three American adults has prediabetes, but initial analytics from the Do I Have Prediabetes campaign are promising. Traffic to doihaveprediabetes.org has increased and more people are actively taking the test. To learn more about prediabetes campaign, or find more chronic disease prevention resources in our region, email [email protected] or visit www.heartnetwork.org.