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Diabetes Prevention Program

  • What is Type 2 Diabetes?
    Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition. It can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.
  • What Is Prediabetes?
    Prediabetes is a blood glucose (sugar) level that is higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. One in three American adults has prediabetes, and most do not even know they have it. If you have prediabetes and do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity, you can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
  • Am I at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?
    You are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you: Are 45 years of age or older; Are overweight; Have a family history of type 2 diabetes; Are physically active fewer than three times per week; or Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) or gave birth toa baby that weighed more than 9 pounds. If you think you may be at risk, a health care provider can do a blood test to see if you have diabetes or prediabetes.
  • Can I Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?
    Yes! Hearing your doctor say, “You’re at risk for type 2 diabetes,” or “You have prediabetes,” means that you can start preventing type 2 diabetes today. And you do not have to do it alone. If you have prediabetes, now is the time for prevention. Hartzell's Pharmacy Diabetes Prevention Program can help you take charge of your health to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.
  • What is COVID-19?
    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) results from infection with novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and manifests as respiratory illness in infected individuals. COVID-19 is typically spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. When these droplets are inhaled and deposited onto mucous membranes, other individuals become infected. COVID-19 can be spread whether an individual is symptomatic or asymptomatic which is why it is important to continue social distancing and mask wearing. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are: Fever, cough, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea or diarrhea. COVID-19 can result in severe complications including: respiratory failure, organ damage, and death.
  • Where can I find information about the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Program?
    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has information about vaccine distribution. Hartzell's Pharmacy is following the guidance provided by the PA Department of Health. To see the Phased Approach click here.
  • Which vaccine is Hartzell's Pharmacy carrying?
    Hartzell's Pharmacy may receive either Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson depending on the allocation provided to us each week.
  • Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Information
    Click herefor the Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet. Moderna requires two doses. The second dose is given after 28 days from the first dose. Register for the CDC V-safe after you receive the vaccine. Learn more by clicking here.
  • Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Information
    Click here for the Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet. Pfizer requires two doses. The second dose is given after 21 days from the first dose. Register for the CDC V-safe after you receive the vaccine. Learn more by clicking here.
  • Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Information
    Click here for the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Fact Sheet. Johnson & Johnson is a one dose vaccine. Register for the CDC V-safe after you receive the vaccine. Learn more by clicking here.
  • What are the rates of cases and death by COVID-19 based on vaccination status?
    The CDC provides an interactive tool that shows the overall rates, as well as rates by age group, and rates based on the type of COVID-19 vaccine received. Click the link below to see: CDC COVID DATA TRACKER

Sneak Peek Into the Lifestyle Change Program


Take the prediabetes pretest below to see if you are experiencing any prediabetic symptoms. The sooner you know you have prediabetes, the sooner you can take action to reverse it and prevent type 2 diabetes. Click the link below to take the pretest.

Hartzell's Diabetes prevention program

Hartzell's Pharmacy has been offering Diabetes Prevention Program CDC-Recognized classes since 2018. The goal of the program is to learn health eating strategies and how to make simple changes to our day to reduce our overall risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. To sign up to receive updates about future classes please complete the information below. We will be enrolling individuals for classes starting June 2021.

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