Prediabetes Resources
Diabetes Risk Factors


1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prediabetes. ​ 2018.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research-Based Prevention Programs. ​ 2018.

Learn More About Prediabetes

​Prediabetes is when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetes.

​ The following risk factors increase your chances of prediabetes and developing Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Being overweight

  • Being age 45 or older

  • Having a parent or sibling who has Type 2 Diabetes

  • A previous Gestational Diabetes Diagnosis

  • Having had a baby with a birth weight of 9 or more pounds.

​Healthy eating and exercise are key to delaying or preventing the onset of Type 2 Diabetes. By losing 5 to 7 percent of your weight, you can reduce the chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58% (71% for individuals over 60). For a 200 pound individual, that is only a weight loss of 10 to 14 pounds. 

When it comes to prediabetes, simple life changes can make a big difference. Click on a link to the left to learn more about diabetes prevention, Diabetes Prevention Programs, healthy eating, and more.

Preventing Diabetes

What is Prediabetes?

What is Prediabetes?