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