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More Than Half of Californians Have Diabetes or Prediabetes. Do you?

More Than Half of Californians Have Diabetes or Prediabetes. Do you?

Professor Director of Clinical Research and Diabetes Services Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

Did you know that Solano County has high rates of diabetes and is the state’s leader in childhood obesity—a major risk factor for diabetes? Did you know that type 2 diabetes is largely preventable and entirely controllable?

Touro University California is continuing its effort to tackle diabetes in Solano County.

I do not know if I have diabetes or prediabetes: We will help you to find out! The MOBEC (Mobile Diabetes Education Center) provides free screenings to adults in Solano County. We have trained staff available to talk with you about your risk to provide free diabetes screenings. Since starting this work in April, the MOBEC has already served 1,000 people in Solano County.

Risk Factors for diabetes

All adults age 45 or higher
All adults who are overweight or obese and/or have:
A Family History of diabetes
History of gestational diabetes
History of high blood pressure
If you are African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Pacific Islander, American Indian
If you are physically active
If you have depression

Knowledge is power! More than 90% of people with prediabetes do not know that they have it. This is easy to understand, since there are no classic symptoms to let you know. Since 45% of adults in California have prediabetes, it is definitely worthwhile to find out if it affects you! Our free screenings will let you know right away if you have prediabetes or diabetes. We also have free classes to help you to take action.

In a partnership with Sutter Valley hospitals and Solano County Public Health, Touro University California offers free diabetes education and diabetes prevention programs throughout Solano County.

The Diabetes Education and Empowerment Program is a six-session program that meets weekly and provides key information about how to manage diabetes. This is intended for people with diabetes and family members.

To find out where you can meet the MOBEC or take a class, go to tu.edu/mobec/index.html or call (707) 636-5970.

Dr. Jay Shubrook is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Research for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University California. He leads the DREAM Team and the Touro Tackles Diabetes Program.