Diabetes Awareness & Research –

by Nov 2, 2021Diabetes, Virtual Challenge

November Is Diabetes Awareness Month

“Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems. Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.”


Fred Polce, Jr is an active participant in the Diabetes Workgroup by sharing his talents and ideas as we collaboratively work to improve wellbeing in our community. To learn more about initiatives through the Diabetes Workgroup visit our award-winning model practice, The Garrett County Planning Tool. This centralized hub for measurement continues to be the community solution we’ve needed to implement performance, integrate our processes and work plans across the county, and of course, engage the community! We always welcome new people and would love for you to join us anytime you are able, click the link to learn more-.http://mygarrettcounty.com/groups/ad-hoc-committee-on-diabetes/

In the video above Fred is volunteering to take us on his virtual 10K journey to promote diabetes awareness and research! Let’s cheer him on and in the comments below, post your physical activity for the day!

Join the discussion below by answering the prompt (today it’s to cheer Fred on and tell us about your physical activity), and you’ll earn 5 MORE prize points for each post through the end of the year!

(Please note, your first comment on Go! GC is manually approved to prevent spam. After your comment is approved, you will automatically be awarded bonus Prize Points. Once you have one comment approved, all future comments will be


  1. Chrissy

    So I didn’t walk today, but yesterday I walked 2.25 miles and on 10/31 I ran the ’10K across the Bay Bridge”

  2. Amy Ritchie

    There are so many health benefits with daily exercise. Helping to better control your blood sugar is one of them!

  3. kay perry

    Cheering you on Fred!

  4. Kathy Skipper

    I have a daughter who is type 1 and I am type 2. Activity is so important in maintaining your blood sugars.

  5. Deb

    Go Fred! Quite a few years ago, I was pre diabetic and changed my lifestyle. Lost 70 pounds and got my A1C where it needed to be. I have gained it all back in the last few years and am now pre diabetic again. Need to get back on track but finding it difficult to get motivated.

  6. Jenny

    Great work Fred! Staying active may sometimes be hard but worth it.

  7. Dee

    Thanks Fred, for motivating us to keep on moving & prioritize our health.

  8. Jen Sober

    Woop Woop! Go Fred!!!!

  9. Anonymous

    Go Fred! Get everyone motivated!

  10. Thomas George

    Very encouraging, Fred! Let’s keep moving together, Garrett County!

  11. Missy

    Great job! Thanks for the motivation.

  12. Sarah Humberson

    Another good reason be stay physically active. Good job, Fred!

  13. K Pfaff

    Trying to do better with daily stretching. I know my body needs it. 🧘‍♀️

  14. Amy Wilburn

    Always great to take preventative measures.


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