Are you at risk for diabetes?

Diabetes Awareness


Diabetes is a serious disease. Particularly when it is left undiagnosed or untreated. Take the diabetes risk test and learn how you can better maintain your health.

Diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans or about 9 percent of the United States population. It's also estimated that one in every four persons with diabetes is unaware that they have the disease. Did you know that if you have a family history of diabetes, you have a greater chance of getting the type 2 diabetes? That means if you have a mother, father, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes, you have a greater chance of getting the disease.

Take the risk test

Health Management and Education offers many lifestyle and chronic illness classes. Learn how to manage your risk for diabetes and how to prevent it by taking our one time, 2 hour class. UC Davis will be offering this class on Wednesday, March 16 or Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Preventing Diabetes - Living Healthy is a 2 hour class. Please feel free to bring one support person with you. View full class schedule

Topics include:

  • Risk factors for developing pre-diabetes and diabetes
  • Lifestyle strategies to delay or prevent diabetes
  • Importance of nutrition and its role in prevention
  • Emphasis on physical activity and weight management

Be Inspired: Making Changes Isn't Easy But It's Worth It


Making changes in how you care for your health is a matter of trying and learning. It's all about choosing a goal and working toward it. Making a plan and taking the first step will help you reach your goal. This video can help you get started!