FREE Classes — On the Road Outreach Program
To address the reduction of diabetes in the county, Prince George's County Health Department has partnered with Doctors Community Hospital's Joslin Diabetes Center, to implement On the Road Diabetes Outreach Program, which provides free Diabetes Classes. Click for more information.
Diabetes is a serious matter
Since 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has partnered with Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), to conduct the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS). The BRFSS has tracked diabetes every year, from 1995 to the present. According to the BRFSS, diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions in Prince George's County. The percentage of Prince George's County Residents who indicated that they received a diagnosis of diabetes, are provided for every fifth year from 1995 to 2010, and 2011, below:
Sources: Maryland BRFSS 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2011*
Survey Question: Ever been told by a doctor that you have diabetes? (Excludes diabetes during pregnancy)
*Note: 2011 BRFSS data has new weighting methodology… Do not aggregate 2011 with previous years. They are not compatible.