Diabetes Prevention and Control

Helping yourself to health: Small steps are the start.

Diabetes is a serious condition that affects more than 55,000 Vermonters.

The good news is preventing and managing diabetes can help you to avoid or delay these health problems – and you don’t have to go it alone.

There are many small steps you can take to improve your health. With free diabetes prevention or management workshops, you can have the support you want with monitoring blood sugar, healthier eating, exercise habits, managing stress and more.

Learn more at myhealthyvt.org.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes makes your blood sugar too high, either because your body doesn’t make enough insulin or the insulin it makes is not used correctly.

Your body changes much of the food you eat into sugar, also called glucose. A stable blood sugar level is the goal.

High blood sugar over time causes problems in many parts of the body. Blood vessels and nerves may become damaged. Risk increases for heart disease, kidney disease, blindness and pain or, sometimes, loss of feeling in feet and legs.

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Vermont Diabetes Prevention and Control
Tel: 866-331-5622 (toll free) or 802-863-7330
Fax: 802-651-1634

Robin Edelman, MS, RD, CDE
Diabetes Program Administrator
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402





Learning to Live Well with Diabetes

Learning to Live Well with DiabetesLearning to Live Well with Diabetes
A comprehensive resource to help you learn how to meet your blood sugar goals, and how to prevent health problems.

Order your copy:
Tel. 1-866-331-5622 (toll free)
Email: Diabetes Program


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Diabetes Information Toolkit

The Diabetes Toolkit is a set of brief, large-print information sheets. Ready for downloading and easy printing.

All documents are in PDF format.

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There are many good resources and ways to help you stay healthy, along with advice from trained medical professionals. Share these guides and resources with those who help support you.

To receive a copy by mail: Call 1-866-331-5622 (toll free) or 802-863-7330.

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Smoking and Diabetes

Smoking has more severe effects for people who have diabetes. Quitting has almost immediate health benefits.

802Quits.org When you decide to quit, visit 802Quits.org.

These free services can help you find success. Best of all, through 802Quits you can get free nicotine replacement - gum, patches or lozenges - shipped right to your door (while supplies last), as well as a number of online tools and supports.

Bill's Story

A person with diabetes, Bill shares his emotional story of how the complications caused by smoking affected him and his family.

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Support and Education

Diabetes educators and programs are available throughout Vermont.

Find a program near you:

Learn more about the Vermont Association of Diabetes Educators.

Visit the CDC Diabetes Program

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Resources For Health Professionals

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