Why Should You Act?
There are 96 million American adults who have prediabetes – that’s 1 in 3 adults! Of those 96 million, more than 8 in 10 of them don’t even know they have it.
Without taking action, many people with prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
With numbers like that, it’s important to learn about prediabetes and take action.
Prevention Is Possible
If you’re interested in participating in a diabetes risk reduction program, learn more about the benefits of joining.
You’ll get a full year of support and learn how to eat healthily, add physical activity to your routine, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of your goals.
This is based on a program that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old).
Find out if you might be eligible to participate, take the free screening test to check your risk
Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher than normal—but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
Prediabetes can lead to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, the most common form of diabetes. Prediabetes can often be reversed.
Are You At Risk?
If you have these risk factors, you may be at higher risk than others for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.
You are overweight.
You are 45 years of age or older.
Your parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes.
You are physically active fewer than 3 times per week.
You ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.
You ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes).
What Can You Do Next?
People diagnosed with diabetes incur on average about 2.3 times the medical expenses of a person without diabetes.
The need to prevent type 2 diabetes has never been greater.