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The Facts

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:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke


If you have prediabetes, losing weight by eating healthy and being more active can cut your risk of getting type 2 diabetes in half.

Are you at Risk?

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:

  • Are 45 or older
  • Are Black, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian American or Pacific Islander
  • Have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes
  • Are overweight
  • Are physically inactive
  • Have high blood pressure or take medicine for high blood pressure
  • Have low HDL cholesterol and/or high triglycerides
  • Had diabetes during pregnancy
  • Have been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome
  • 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes. See if you are at risk by taking the prediabetes risk test.

Ask Your Doctor About Getting a Simple Blood Test to find out if you have prediabetes

Ask your doctor if you should be tested.

Could You Have Prediabetes? Take the Risk Test

Diabetes Prevention Program

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.

Class Topics:

  • Eat healthy
  • Learning to food shop effectively
  • Add physical activity that you enjoy to your life
  • Address barriers that get in the way of meeting your goals
  • Stress management

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.