Prediabetes is a growing threat in the United States. It is identified when a blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not high enough for someone to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Eighty-six million adults in the United States have prediabetes, with nine out of ten people not knowing they have it.
The risk for prediabetes and diabetes is higher if the person is:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention established the National Diabetes Prevention Program to help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. The program is evidenced-based with research showing that lifestyle modifications can cut the risk of type 2 diabetes in half.
This lifestyle changing program consists of:
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To learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program, see the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention.