Diabetes Education

Diabetes and prediabetes are common health problems affecting our area. Diabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, amputations, kidney disease, and blindness. 

Diabetes Prevalence in our Area, based upon 2017
Kentucky Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey

One in eight, or 33,000 adults in the Barren River District's eight-county area have diagnosed diabetes. An additional 7,700 people have undiagnosed diabetes. One in four people in our area have diabetes and don’t even know it! 

Barren- 12%

Butler- 12%

Edmonson- 17%

Hart- 8%

Logan- 8%

Metcalfe- 15%

Simpson- 15%

Warren- 9%

District average= 12%

Kentucky average= 13%

National median= 10.5%

Prevalence of Diagnosed in our Area, based upon
Kentucky Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey

One in ten adults in Kentucky have been diagnosed with prediabetes. It is estimated that 1 in 3 adults have undiagnosed prediabetes. In the Barren River area, this would mean around 92,000 adults are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

Are You at Risk?

· Overweight

· 45 and older

· Physically Inactive

· Prediabetes

· Family History

Take steps to lower your risks now! Join us for a Diabetes Workshop, where you will take an in-depth look into managing your diabetes, including healthy eating, physical activity, taking medications, and reducing your risks. This is a fun, interactive class with door prizes and giveaways! We will continue to support and encourage you in the weeks following the class as well, to help ensure your success in meeting your goals. Follow the link below to register online, or call 270-781-8039, ext 219. Registration is required.


We know that living with diabetes can be a struggle! We are here for you. Although diabetes is a chronic disease, it is manageable. Take a look at the pictures below to see people in YOUR community that have taken steps to take control of their diabetes.


Tune in to BRDHD Dietitian’s Facebook page to see the latest on healthy eating, recipes, and our diabetes prevention program, Prevent T2. A new class will be starting in early 2020! Follow our Facebook page for updates as they become available.

For any questions please call: Barbara Cruse, RMA, CCHW, at 270-781-8039 ext 219.

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