The Coastal Health District of Georgia serves the counties of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long & McIntosh

Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes affects more than 30 million people in the United States and more than one out of every three adults have pre diabetes. Diabetes is a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Type 1 diabetes happens when your body doesn’t make enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes happens when your body can’t use insulin properly. Most cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by losing weight, eating healthier, and becoming more active. Check out these tips to reach and stay at a healthy weight.

Carbohydrates and Diabetes
What do carbohydrates have to do with diabetes? A lot. Understanding carbohydrates can help you prevent Type 2 diabetes. This Carb Guide helps breakdown the link between carbs and Type 2 diabetes and provides a good, basic explanation of which carbs are better for you and why.