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                           PATIENT AND PUBLIC RESOURCES

General

Prediabetes

  • A person with prediabetes has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
  • The good news is that engaging in a diet and exercise program that helps you eat healthy and stay active can help reverse prediabetes. For most people, losing 5-7% of your bodyweight can cut your risk of developing diabetes in half.
  • Go to www.doihaveprediabetes.org to take a risk test and to find out if an online Diabetes Prevention Program is right for you.
Diabetes

  • Diabetes Self-Management Education programs are based on National Standards. Wyoming currently has 11 recognized programs. To locate one,  download a current list.

  • The National Institutes of Health has an excellent resource page:  Living with Diabetes.

Heart Disease and Stroke

  • Do you know the signs and symptoms of a stroke? Just remember F.A.S.T.: Face dropping; Arm weakness; Speech difficulty; and Time to call 911. Click here to download an easy-to-follow guide.
    • If you or someone you know needs to locate a cardiac rehabilitation center in Wyoming, click here for a list.

    Nutrition

    • Cent$ible Nutrition Program: The University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Office administers the Cent$ible Nutrition Program. This program aims to improve the nutrition of Wyoming individuals and families; especially those with limited resources. To learn more about the program and how to participate, click here.
    • Dining with Diabetes: Offered by the UW Extension Office, this program is designed to help people with type 2 diabetes eat healthy and better manage their diabetes. It is also open to family members. To learn more, visit their website
    • The American Heart Association's Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations, found here, contain useful tips on healthy nutrition.
    Physical Activity
    • WY Outside is a coalition of public, private and nonprofit organizations that was established to encourage children and families to enjoy the outdoors throughout the year. To learn more about WY Outside, click here. To find outdoor activities in your community, visit the WY Outside Resource Guide.
    • The Wyoming Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports promotes, educates, encourages, and provides opportunities for Wyoming residents to achieve overall well-being through physical activities and health awareness. To learn more about current activities, click on the link above.
    • The Wyoming Association for Health and Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance advocates for quality physical education in schools. They serve as a resource in curriculum development and implementation at state and local levels, as well as provide professional growth and development services.
    Tobacco
    • Tobacco use can cause a number of health problems, including increased risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
    • If you are interested in quitting any type of tobacco, please go to quitwyo.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The program offers fee counseling, free or reduced-cost nicotine replacement therapy and tobacco cessation medications for those aged 18 and older, and customized programming.
    • To download a printable brochure and learn more about the program, click here. To see if your community has a local trained tobacco specialist, please download a current list.

    National Resources

    Diabetes

    Heart Disease and Stroke

    Nutrition

    Physical Activity

    General