Detection and Prevention

Premier Health is committed to helping you prevent or delay the onset of diabetes through screening and education. Although you can manage diabetes, it is a chronic disease that does not go away, even with treatment. The good news is that healthy lifestyle habits can help you control diabetes.

Staying Healthy With Good Lifestyle Choices

Eating healthy, losing weight and getting regular exercise all can help you prevent or delay the onset of diabetes, but it’s hard to make big changes. It’s often easier to make small, specific changes to your habits, like adding a piece of fruit to your daily meal plan or walking 15 minutes after lunch. Even little steps like these can help you guard against diabetes.

If you’re at risk for diabetes, however, be sure to consult with your doctor about what lifestyle changes may be best for you.

Knowing the Risk Factors

Knowing what factors put you at risk for diabetes can help you and your doctor make decisions about your health. A few common risk factors are:

You should talk with your doctor if you have any of these factors. Early awareness of diabetes risk can give you the opportunity to make important changes to your lifestyle.

Community Diabetes Screenings

A first step toward knowing your risk for diabetes is a simple glucose screening. Premier Health offers free screenings in locations throughout Southwest Ohio. Learn more or contact a Premier Health diabetes center.

Contact Us

If you’re looking for help managing diabetes, we’re here to support you: