Community-based Organizations (CBOs)

Community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs), community health workers (CHWs), and other community groups can take an active role in helping people at risk for type 2 diabetes, people with diabetes, and their families build healthier lives and reduce their risk.

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Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Prediabetes can lead to type 2 diabetes and also increases risk for heart attack and stroke, but it doesn’t have to. You can help people take steps to reverse prediabetes or slow the onset of type 2 diabetes.

CBOs can offer, or help people in their community enroll, in the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program, which is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

CBOs play an important role in helping people with diabetes take steps to lower their blood sugar and manage their condition.

DSMES Toolkit: A One-Stop Shop

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Diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) services empower people to reach their daily and lifetime goals for living well with diabetes. CBOs can offer DSMES by becoming recognized by the American Diabetes Association or accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care and Educators Specialists or can help people in their communities find these services.

Webinars, eLearning, and Toolkits

CDC offers webinars and online learning modules to help you support people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or those who already have diabetes.

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Page last reviewed: January 16, 2020