Do I have Prediabetes?

What is Prediabetes?

Prediabetes stands as a significant health condition characterized by slightly elevated blood sugar levels, exceeding the typical range but not reaching the point of being classified as type 2 diabetes. Impressively, around 96 million adults in the United States, which equates to more than one in every three individuals, grapple with prediabetes. A concerning fact is that over 80% of those with prediabetes remain unaware of their condition. It’s essential to recognize that prediabetes elevates your vulnerability to the development of type 2 diabetes, as well as increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.

How Do I Know If I Am At Risk?

You are at risk if you:

  • Are overweight.
  • Are 45 years or older.
  • Have a parent, brother, or sister with type 2 diabetes.
  • Are physically active less than 3 times a week.
  • Have ever had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or given birth to a baby who weighed over 9 pounds.
  • Are an African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian, or Alaska Native person. Some Pacific Islander and Asian American people are also at higher risk.
Find out if you’re at risk for prediabetes today so you can reverse it before it becomes type 2 diabetes.

What Can I Do About it?

The good news is that if you have prediabetes, the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems.

Click here to find a lifestyle change program near you!


There are other ways to prevent type 2 diabetes such as:

  • Eating healthier
  • Being more active
  • Losing weight if you’re overweight
  • Managing stress
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Quitting Tobacco


Type 2 diabetes affects millions of individuals and their families, workplaces, and the U.S. health care system.


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