Prediabetes Overview

Prediabetes is reversible! Behavioral changes, such as dietary modifications and increasing physical activity, can help get your blood sugar back into the normal range. A weight loss of 5-7% of your body weight can greatly help to lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

What is prediabetes?

Prediabetes is a condition that occurs when your blood sugar is higher than the normal range, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

1 out of 3 American Adults has Prediabetes

Prediabetes does not usually produce any symptoms, so it is important to have your annual physical with your primary care provider, especially if you have any of the risk factors mentioned below.

Risk Factors

  • Overweight
  • Greater than 45 years old
  • A parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes
  • Exercise less than 3 times a week
  • Are an African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian American or Pacific Islander

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