Know Your Risk – It’s Diabetes Awareness Month

by Nov 9, 2021Classes, Diabetes

Amy Ritchie, R.D., Garrett County Health Department

We are so thankful for Amy and the services she provides to us. There are a few important things to remember about diabetes and the stages that can lead to diabetes. Talk to your doctor about your risk, and get your screenings! Take this seriously and make sure you are able to make the lifestyle choices necessary to help you prevent or manage this disease. For those who are interested in learning more about how to make lifestyle modifications, the class below may be for you.

Try the Free Diabetes Prevention Class & Get a $50 Gift Certificate
For a limited time, try the FREE Diabetes Prevention Class at Garrett Regional Medical Center, and you’ll earn a $50 grocery gift card to Shop N’ Save Express in Oakland! Currently, they are taking registrations for this class, but it is postponed until COVID rates in GC begin to drop.

Call Mitzi at 301-533-4271 to learn more and to register for the FREE classes. (Registration is REQUIRED)

More info about GRMC classes:

$50 Gift Card Program Info – While the classes are open to GRMC’s service area, incentives can only be offered to Garrett County residents at this time. Incentives are limited to the first 20 individuals registered and will be given out at the end of the first class. Must be 18+, no limit on the number of individuals per household.

Join the discussion below by answering the prompt (Take the prediabetes risk test if you are unsure of your risk – please let us know you are aware of your risk in the comments below and lets work together to express our thanks and share our local resources), 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

Click on this link to answer a few questions that will help you determine your risk for prediabetes.

Diabetes Risk Test
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  1. Kathy Skipper

    I took Mitzi’s class when it was offered at the Health Department. It is a very good class.

  2. Deb

    I signed up for this previously but it was postponed. I assume I am still on the list. I am pre diabetic again. I was years ago but did a lifestyle change and got my levels under control. Needless to say I have gone back to my old ways and it shows it more ways than one!!!

  3. Sarah Humberson

    This is great information and a good resource for our community.

  4. Amy Ritchie

    Mitzi does an outstanding job with her presentation of the Diabetes Prevention Classes! You should check it out! It’s a year long class but it is less than 24 hours of your time for the year! Well worth your time!

  5. Dee

    Very informative class. Mitzi makes it fun! Great afternoons in Nov. to get out steps in.

    • Deb

      Camping for the last time this year. Basically an empty campground. Just got back from nice walk with hubby and dog!

  6. Thomas George

    Thank you, Amy! This is SO helpful. We will share this with our patients-great information!

  7. Jen Sober

    Thanks for posting the pre risk test. Its a good one to have!!! 🙂

  8. Jenny

    Runs in my family so I am glad this information was posted. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Jenny Fike

    My grandmother had diabetes and died from complications from it. She dealt with it from a very young age and I watched her give herself insulin shots into her stomach. It was definitely and eye opener.

  10. K Pfaff

    Wonderful opportunity for the community.


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