There is a high probability that with 11.1% percent of those in the Uintah Basin suffering from it you might know someone with Type 2 Diabetes. In fact, it might be a family member. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 out of 3 American adults have prediabetes, a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetes. Factor in that with the fact that Type 2 Diabetes has a strong link to family history, as well as environmental influences and it makes sense why TriCounty Health Department is concerned. Luckily, studies have shown that it is possible for individuals to delay or even prevent Type 2 Diabetes with simple lifestyle changes. The Diabetes Prevention Program being offered by TriCounty Health Department has been designed to reduce risk by a stunning 58 percent in adults at high risk for the disease. There will be a group launch starting January 15th. To sign up, visit If you would like to speak to a TriCounty Health Educator, call 435-247-1168.