According to the National Diabetes Education Program, it is estimated that 79 million adults aged 20 and older have pre-diabetes. Prediabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Studies have shown that by losing weight and increasing physical activity, people can prevent or delay prediabetes from progressing to diabetes.
Take the first step. Find out if you are at risk for prediabetes using our prediabetes risk assessment.
For more information about prediabetes, listen to our podcast with Dr. Chrisoula Kiriazis.
Learn 15 ways to help prevent type 2 diabetes, and talk with your doctor if you have any of these symptoms:
- Unusual thirst
- Frequent urination
- Blurred vision
- Extreme fatigue
- Frequent infections
- Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
- Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
- Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections