Diabetes lives here - across the nation, throughout the state of Pennsylvania, and in our local community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 29 million people across the United States has diabetes and another 86 million adults (that’s more than 1 in 3) have prediabetes.

The 2015 Summit Health Community Health Needs Assessment further indicates that 10% of males and almost 9% of females in Franklin County have been diagnosed with diabetes. Although this chronic disease is widespread, there are steps you can take to manage or prevent type 2 diabetes.

First, understand your risk. You are at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes if you are 45 years or older, are overweight, or get little to no physical activity. Does this apply to you? If so, talk to your doctor! Your primary care doctor can recommend testing based on your specific risk factors and help you develop a plan. Type 2 diabetes can be managed or prevented by learning how to eat a balanced diet, increasing physical activity, and reaching a healthy weight. Check out the following information resources to learn more!

Know Your Risk

Interactive risk test

Take this interactive test to find out if you are at risk for prediabetes.

Pregnant woman

Gestational diabetes develops or is first recognized during pregnancy. Find out if you are at risk for gestational diabetes.

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Download this tip sheet to learn more about the risk factors for diabetes.

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Download this tip sheet to learn more about prediabetes and risk factors.

Learn More

PreventT2

PreventT2 is a proven program to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes in high-risk patients.

GetFitNow

GetFitNow helps you develop a healthier lifestyle using a combination of FitBit technology and supportive group sessions.

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Download this tip sheet to learn 6 simple steps to help reverse pre-diabetes

Youtube video

Reducing your risk of Type 2 diabetes is easier than you think. Watch this video to learn more.

Get Help

Grocery tour

Want to learn to shop healthy? Take part in our next free Grocery Store Tour.

Lab services

If you are in need of bloodwork, we offer several convenient lab locations throughout Franklin County.

Doctor with patient

Your primary care doctor is here to provide preventive care and help you manage chronic conditions like diabetes.

Glucose test

Already diagnosed with diabetes? Our specialists at Summit Endocrinology can help you manage all aspects of diabetes – including prevention of complications, self-management, and prescriptions.