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Diabetes is linked to certain types of cancer.

Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that Type 2 diabetes is linked with certain types of cancer.

Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that Type 2 diabetes is linked to certain types of cancer. Managing your health and getting screened for diabetes and cancer today can help you avoid complications down the road.

The hidden risks of diabetes

There are many factors that increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes, like family history, age, and race. However, obesity, diet, and physical inactivity are the primary risk factors. The good news is that these behaviors can be managed. Learn more about diabetes.

Risks

If you have type 2 diabetes you have a greater risk of developing cancer.

Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of certain types of cancer including:

  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Endometrium
  • Colon and rectum
  • Breast
  • Bladder

Type 2 diabetes and cancer have shared risk factors.

There are certain risk factors both diseases share that may, in part, contribute to that risk:

  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • Physical Inactivity

If you have type 2 diabetes, get screened for cancer.

It’s important for you to follow recommended cancer screening guidelines to stay aware of any changes in your body. Be sure to report any symptoms to your primary care provider. It’s important to find cancer at an early stage, when it’s most treatable.

Get help with cancer screenings

Whether you have insurance or not, a nurse navigator can schedule a diabetes or cancer screening for you. He or she can also help you prepare for your screening and understand your results.

Programs

Register for a free six-week self-management program.

Please browse our offerings below. For more information or questions about program registration, please call 302-990-0522.


Program

Location

Date & Time

Availability

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Modern Maturity Center
    1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19904

    Kent County

    Location:

    1121 Forrest Ave.,
    Dover, DE, 19904

    Kent County

    Fri
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Sep 9, 2022
    • Sep 16, 2022
    • Sep 23, 2022
    • Sep 30, 2022
    • Oct 7, 2022
    • Oct 14, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Modern Maturity Center
    1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, DE 19904

    Kent County

    Location:

    1121 Forrest Ave.,
    Dover, DE, 19904

    Kent County

    Fri
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Jun 17, 2022
    • Jun 24, 2022
    • Jul 1, 2022
    • Jul 8, 2022
    • Jul 15, 2022
    • Jul 22, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    Virtual

    Open to:

    General Public

    NCC County

    NCC County

    Wed
    3:00pm - 5:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • May 18, 2022
    • May 25, 2022
    • Jun 1, 2022
    • Jun 8, 2022
    • Jun 15, 2022
    • Jun 22, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Newark Senior Center
    200 White Chapel Dr, Newark, DE 19713

    NCC County

    Location:

    200 White Chapel Dr,
    Newark, DE, 19713

    NCC County

    Thu
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Jun 2, 2022
    • Jun 9, 2022
    • Jun 16, 2022
    • Jun 23, 2022
    • Jun 30, 2022
    • Jul 7, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Lillian Smith Senior Center
    410 Main St., Clayton, DE 19938

    Kent County

    Location:

    410 Main St.,
    Clayton, DE, 19938

    Kent County

    Thu
    1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Sessions:
    • May 19, 2022
    • May 26, 2022
    • Jun 2, 2022
    • Jun 9, 2022
    • Jun 16, 2022
    • Jun 23, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Cape Henlopen Senior Center
    11 Christian St, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    Sussex County

    Location:

    11 Christian St,
    Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971

    Sussex County

    Tue
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Sep 13, 2022
    • Sep 20, 2022
    • Sep 27, 2022
    • Oct 4, 2022
    • Oct 11, 2022
    • Oct 18, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Pain

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Milford Senior Center
    111 Park Avenue, Milford, DE 19963

    Kent County

    Location:

    111 Park Avenue,
    Milford, DE, 19963

    Kent County

    Mon
    12:30 - 3:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Jul 11, 2022
    • Jul 18, 2022
    • Jul 25, 2022
    • Aug 1, 2022
    • Aug 8, 2022
    • Aug 15, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Middletown-Odessa-Townsend Jean Birch Senior Ctr
    300 S Scott St, Middletown, DE 19709

    NCC County

    Location:

    300 S Scott St,
    Middletown, DE, 19709

    NCC County

    Mon
    10:30 am -1:00 pm

    Sessions:
    • Aug 22, 2022
    • Aug 29, 2022
    • Sep 12, 2022
    • Sep 19, 2022
    • Sep 26, 2022
    • Oct 3, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Location:

    2800 Silverside Road (at Silverside Church),
    Wilmington, DE, 19810

    NCC County

    Wed
    12:00 pm- 2:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Jun 1, 2022
    • Jun 8, 2022
    • Jun 15, 2022
    • Jun 22, 2022
    • Jun 29, 2022
    • Jul 6, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Diabetes

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Newark Senior Center
    200 White Chapel Dr, Newark, DE 19713

    NCC County

    Location:

    200 White Chapel Dr,
    Newark, DE, 19713

    NCC County

    Mon
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Sep 12, 2022
    • Sep 19, 2022
    • Sep 26, 2022
    • Oct 3, 2022
    • Oct 10, 2022
    • Oct 17, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Indian River Senior Center
    214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, DE 19966

    Sussex County

    Location:

    214 Irons Avenue,
    Millsboro, DE, 19966

    Sussex County

    Wed
    1:00pm - 3:30pm

    Sessions:
    • Jun 8, 2022
    • Jun 15, 2022
    • Jun 22, 2022
    • Jun 29, 2022
    • Jul 6, 2022
    • Jul 13, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

  • Chronic Disease

    In-person

    Open to:

    General Public

    Location:

    2400 N Broom Street,
    Wilmington, DE, 19802

    NCC County

    Wed
    2:00 - 4:30 pm

    Sessions:
    • Sep 14, 2022
    • Sep 21, 2022
    • Sep 28, 2022
    • Oct 5, 2022
    • Oct 12, 2022
    • Oct 19, 2022
    Register

    Seats available

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