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Chronic Disease

Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Join with the HCLHIC and member organizations as we take part in community-wide efforts to improve health and reduce health disparities here in Howard County.

Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Programs

Check out the evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management programs offered in August. Topics include pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and communicating with doctors.

For additional information, please visit LHIC Calendar Event

DIABETES AWARENESS VIDEOS AND RESOURCES

Diabetes Awareness Video Series

  • Gestational Diabetes - (All Ages/ Family, 2min) Join Dr. Bada, a gynecologist with the Howard County Health Department, as she discusses gestational diabetes and offers tips on how to manage it. Partnered with Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition, the Howard County Health Department, and the Howard County Library System.
  • Type 1 Diabetes - (All Ages/ Family, 2min) Nurse Erin Anderson, with the Howard County Health Department, shares her family's experience with Type 1 Diabetes and offers tips on how to help your child live with this illness. Partnered with the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition, the Howard County Health Department, and the Howard County Library System.
  • Pre-Diabetes in the Black Community- (All Ages/ Family, 2min) Join Dr. Sidney Nelson, a board-certified internist in Howard County, as he raises awareness of pre-diabetes, it's risk factors, and offers tips on how to lower your risk with healthy lifestyles changes. Partnered with the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition, the Howard County Health Department, and Onyx Medical Society.
  • Pre-Diabetes en la Comunidad Latina- (Todas las edades/ Familia. 3 minutos) Únase a Karla Cantarero, una pasante de salud pública de Luminus Network for New Americans en el condado de Howard, mientras habla sobre la prediabetes y las formas en que puede controlar la enfermedad con cambios saludables en el estilo de vida. En alianza con the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition, the Howard County Health Department, and the Howard County Library System, y Luminus Network for New Americans. 
  • Type 2 Diabetes in the Black Community- (All Ages/ Family, 2min) Join Dr. Dimitri Coupet, a board-certified family medicine physician in Howard County, as he raises awareness about Type 2 diabetes in the Black community and discuss how early detection and treatment can reduce the risk of developing complications from diabetes. Partnered with the Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition, the Howard County Health Department, and Onyx Medical Society. 
  • Diabetes Tipo 2 en la Comunidad Latina- (Todas las edades/ Familia. 3 minutos) Únase a Karla Cantarero, una pasante de salud pública de Luminus Network for New Americans en el condado de Howard, mientras habla sobre la diabetes tipo 2 y cómo la detección y el tratamiento tempranos pueden reducir el riesgo de desarrollar complicaciones a causa de la enfermedad.

Diabetes Resources

Giant Food Webinars

View a list of FREE live nutrition webinars hosted by Giant Food under the "Wellness" section

Howard County Office on Aging and Independence (OAI)

Interested in programs to support your health and wellness? The 50+ Centers offer a wide variety of programming each day. Stay involved and have your local 50+ Center newsletter conveniently delivered to your inbox! Click to subscribe and get information on activities at 50+ Centers, Office on Aging and Independence programs, and health and wellness offerings.

Check out the *new* OAI digital newsletter!

Free Nutrition Consultations are available for individuals 60 years and older via phone, video-conference, or in-person at the Howard County 50+ Centers.  During this personal, 30-minute session, a Registered Dietician can answer questions about diet, nutrition, and the impact of food on your health.  Register by contacting your nearest 50+ Center.  For a list of 50+ Centers, visit Howard County 50+ Centers.  

 

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