1 IN 3 AMERICAN ADULTS
HAS PREDIABETES.
DO YOU?

WAIT, SO WHAT IS
PREDIABETES?

Prediabetes means a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. If left untreated, prediabetes can progress into type 2 diabetes. And if 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, that means it could be you, your favorite sibling, or your other sibling. Or you, your barber, your barber’s barber. Or you—well, you get the picture. It’s time to take the risk test to know where you stand.

NEED TO REVERSE
PREDIABETES?
FIND A PROGRAM.

With early diagnosis, prediabetes can often be reversed. By joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), you’ll learn how to make small changes, like altering your diet and exercising more, which can help reverse prediabetes and prevent type 2 diabetes. Find a local or online program below*

Find a Program

*During COVID-19, many in-person programs are offering remote options. Contact locations for more information.

HELPFUL LIFESTYLE TIPS

Joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program is the best way to reverse prediabetes, but you can start making healthy changes right away with tips approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Manage Weight

Losing just 5–7 percent of your body weight can make the difference in reducing your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Eat Healthier

Roast, broil, grill, steam, or bake. Avoid frying. Also, remember that low-fat doesn’t mean low-flavor.

Get Active

Get at least 2.5 hours of moderately intense activity every week. Taking 30-minute walks 5 days per week is a good goal.

Quit Smoking

Make a list of all the reasons to quit smoking. (There are a lot!) Try quitting with a friend after consulting with your doctor about treatments and programs.

FAQ

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To reverse prediabetes, will I have to give up all my favorite foods and start competing in marathons?

Not necessarily. With small, impactful changes, you can start reversing prediabetes today.

Wait, can prediabetes actually be reversed?

Short answer: In many cases, yes. Check out the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to find out how.

How common is prediabetes?

1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes. That's more than 84 million people. That means it could be you, your boss, your boss's boss. Or you, your karaoke partner, your karaoke rival. Or you--oh, you get the picture.

What are the symptoms of prediabetes?

There usually aren't any noticeable symptoms of prediabetes. That's why it's important to take the risk test and consult with your doctor.