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All visitors are required to wear masks.

For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.

Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited

All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.

All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.

  • Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
  • Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
  • All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.

Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.

Visit coronavirus.delaware.gov or cecilcountyhealth.org for local vaccination and testing sites.

Prediabetes

Prediabetes

Are You At Risk or Have You Been Diagnosed with Prediabetes?

Beat Type 2 Diabetes with PreventT2

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PreventT2 is taught by ChristianaCare registered dietitians and community educators who’ve been trained as lifestyle coaches.

Get the Facts

If you have prediabetes, your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to:

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  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • blindness
  • blindness

Are You At Risk?

9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. You’re at risk for prediabetes — and type 2 diabetes — if you:

  • Are over age 45.
  • Are overweight.
  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes.
  • Exercise fewer than three times a week.
  • Had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth a baby weighing 9 pounds or more.

One Year to a Healthier You

PreventT2 is a one-year lifestyle program that will help you lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The program is a CDC-approved curriculum and is taught by trained lifestyle coaches.

The goal of the program is to help you lose 5 to 7 percent of your weight — up to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds — by eating healthier and being more physically active.

Meetings are weekly for the first 16 weeks then twice a month for the next six months.

With PreventT2, you’ll learn to:

  • Improve Nutrition
  • Become more physically active.
  • Become more physically active.
  • Manage stress.
  • Successfully overcome obstacles.
  • Reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
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“I have lost 23 pounds, and…was able to get off blood pressure medication and medication for acid reflux.” — Megan

Small group classes of up to 15 people provide a supportive environment

Live Your Best Life Today

If you have prediabetes, your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes increases your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which can lead to:

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“I look in the mirror, and I’m happy with the person I am looking at.” — Rochelle

If you think you might have prediabetes:

  • Take the prediabetes risk test
  • Bring the test to your primary care provider. If you don’t have a primary care physician, call 1-800-693-CARE or visit christianacare.org/primarycare.
  • Ask to be tested for prediabetes.
  • Call 302-623-3439 to find out about the Prevent2T classes