Did You Know?
Without intervention, 15 to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, you can make a change now to improve your health by enrolling in the Diabetes Prevention Program.
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is the prelude to developing type 2 diabetes. An individual’s elevated blood glucose levels are typically higher than normal—but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
How Does it Affect Me?
- 86 million American adults have prediabetes. You could be one of them.
- Having prediabetes means you are at increased risk for developing serious health problems such as type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease.
- People with diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop heart disease.
- Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.
- Pre-diabetes is becoming more common in the United States, according to new estimates from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- 1 out of 3 adults have prediabetes, and 9 out of 10 people with prediabetes don’t even know they have it!