The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.
UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.
The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.
Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.
November 23, 2015
Your Health — Prediabetes
More than one in three, or 86 million, Americans have prediabetes, which means their blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to have type 2 diabetes. If they don’t lose weight and change their lifestyle, 15 to 30 percent of them will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within five years, putting them at risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and blindness.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Angela Ginn-Meadow, senior diabetes education coordinator at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UMMC Midtown Campus, will discuss prediabetes and diabetes and what people can do to help reduce their risk.
Do you have a question about prediabetes or diabetes? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on November 23 at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.
Angela Ginn-Meadow, RDN, LDN, CDE
Senior diabetes education coordinator
University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at UMMC Midtown Campus