1 IN 3 AMERICAN ADULTS
HAS PREDIABETES.
DO YOU?

WAIT, SO WHAT IS
PREDIABETES?

Prediabetes is when someone’s blood glucose (sugar) level is too high but not high enough yet for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes can become type 2 diabetes if it is not treated. 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, and close to 90% of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. So, take the risk test now to see where you stand.

NEED TO REVERSE
PREDIABETES?
FIND A PROGRAM.

Prediabetes can often be reversed if it’s caught early by making healthy lifestyle changes. One great way to learn how to make healthy changes is by joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program. You’ll learn how to make small changes to your diet, increase your physical activity, and lower your stress to help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Find a Program

During COVID-19, many programs have remote options. Contact a local program for more information.

HELPFUL LIFESTYLE TIPS

The best way to reverse prediabetes is by joining the National Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program. You can also start making healthy changes now with tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Manage Weight

Losing just 5-7 percent of your body weight can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Eat Healthier

Roast, broil, grill, steam, or bake. Avoid frying. Don’t forget that low fat doesn’t have to mean low flavor.

Get Active

Get at least 2.5 hours of physical 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 stop smoking (There are a lot!) Ask your doctor about ways to quit. 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 running every day?

Not really. 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) lifestyle change program to find out how.

How common is prediabetes?

1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes. That’s more than 88 million people.

What are the symptoms of prediabetes?

There usually aren’t any physical symptoms of prediabetes. That’s why it’s important to take the risk test and talk to your doctor.