About Diabetes

​Diabetes is a disease in which blood sugar levels are above normal. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help sugar get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood.

​Diabetes can lead to serious health problems and premature death, but people with diabetes, working together with their health care provider can learn to manage the disease.

​The Chronic Disease Program created a Diabetes booklet to help you understand diabetes.

​Free Diabetes Classes

On the Road Diabetes Classes​​

​These are in-person classes held in community settings throughout the County. You can learn more about diabetes and receive a free blood sugar screening. Classes are available in both English and Spanish. Find more information and register online.


On the Road to Wellness

​These online classes will be available wherever you have an internet connection. These diabetes classes are available in English and will soon be available in Spanish.

Diabetes Syringe