88 million American adults — more than 1 out of 3 — have prediabetes.
More than 8 in 10 adults with prediabetes don’t know they have it.
With prediabetes your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
Prediabetes increases your risk of:
If you have prediabetes, losing weight by eating healthy and being more active can cut your risk of getting type 2 diabetes in half.
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are many factors you can control. Prediabetes is a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes and even heart disease. Your chances of having prediabetes go up if you:
If you have prediabetes, losing a small amount of weight if you’re overweight and getting regular physical activity can lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
A lifestyle change program offered through the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you do that. This free program offers a year of support.
Participants who lost 5-7% of their body weight and added 150 minutes of exercise per week can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 58% (71% for people over 60 years old). Let us help you create healthy habits. You can change your lifestyle for life. The best time to prevent type 2 diabetes is now.