1 in 3 Adults in the United States have Prediabetes1
Prediabetes means your blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. There are no symptoms, and 9 out of 10 people who have prediabetes do not know they have it.1
Prediabetes does not have to become type 2 diabetes. A person with prediabetes can bring their blood sugar levels back to normal by losing 5-7% of their body weight and getting regular exercise (at least 150 minutes/week).
Risk Factors for prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes include:2
- Being 45 years old or older
- Being overweight
- Having a family history of type 2 diabetes
- Being physically active fewer than 3 times/week
- Having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or giving birth to a baby over 9 lbs.
- Having polycystic ovary syndrome
- Being African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Pacific Islander, and Asian American
- National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). Diabetes and Prediabetes. https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/factsheets/diabetes-prediabetes.htm
- CDC - Recognized Lifestyle Change Program. Who is at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes? https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/lifestyle-program/about-prediabetes.html