Diabetes occurs when the body cannot produce enough insulin or cannot respond appropriately to insulin, which is a hormone that the body needs to absorb and use glucose (sugar) as fuel for the body's cells. Without a properly functioning insulin signaling system, blood glucose levels become elevated and other metabolic abnormalities occur, leading to the development of serious, disabling complications.1
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The DOH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program seeks to reduce the health impacts of diabetes by increasing awareness of diabetes and its complications, improving the quality of diabetes care and access to care, developing partnerships and increasing community involvement to address diabetes issues, and utilizing data to better apply resources and improve health outcomes.
For more information, please refer to these resources:
- NJDOH Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
- CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program
- National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Healthy People 2020
- Diabetes. Healthy People 2020. 10/8/20.