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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


  1. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP). Diabetes and Prediabetes.
  2. CDC - Recognized Lifestyle Change Program. Who is at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes?

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