Sources: 

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prediabetes. ​https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/prediabetes.html. 2018.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research-Based Prevention Programs. ​ https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/prediabetes-type2/preventing.html. 2018.


What is Prediabetes?

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

Diabetes Risk Factors
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.


Preventing Prediabetes

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.


Learn About Prediabetes

Take the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Prediabetes Risk Test to see if you are at risk for developing diabetes.