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Diabetes Prevention

Is it possible to delay or even prevent type 2 diabetes from ever developing? Yes it is. There is a lot you can do yourself to know your risks for pre-diabetes and to take action to prevent diabetes if you have, or are at risk for, pre-diabetes.

Pre-diabetes

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have "pre-diabetes" -- blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. There are 54 million people in the United States who have pre-diabetes.

Prevention

 

Diabetes Risk Test

Take our diabetes risk test to see if you are at risk for developing diabetes. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. If you are a member of one of these ethnic groups, you need to pay special attention to this test.

Take Control

 

Diabetes PHD: Health Risk Calculator

Diabetes PHD (Personal Health Decisions) is a powerful new risk assessment tool. It can be used to explore the effects of a wide variety of health care interventions, including losing weight, stopping smoking, and taking certain medications.

Tools for success

 

How to prevent or delay diabetes

Pre-diabetes is a serious medical condition that can be treated. The good news is that the recently completed Diabetes Prevention Program study conclusively showed that people with pre-diabetes can prevent the development of type 2 diabetes by making changes in their diet and increasing their level of physical activity. Diabetes Screenings are given for the general public. Walk-ins are taken at the fire stations and community events. To request for someone from Fire Rescue to do a community outreach, please call 561-845-4104.

 

Diabetes Screenings

Fire Rescue offers free Blood Sugar Screenings at all of the department's four Fire Stations.  Residents are encouraged to stop by their local fire station to access this service.  

Contact Information

John M. Curd, Jr., Fire Chief

John M. Curd, Jr., Fire Chief

Riviera Beach Fire Rescue Administration
600 W. Blue Heron Boulevard
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

Phone: (561) 845-4104
Fax: (561) 845-4137
Email: fire@rivierabeach.org