Before developing type 2 diabetes, most people have prediabetes; their blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough yet for a diabetes diagnosis. Prediabetes is really common—more than 88 million US adults have it, though more than 84% of them don’t know they do. The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed.
Ready to see where you stand? Take the 1-minute prediabetes risk test. If your score shows your risk is high, visit your doctor for a simple blood test to confirm your result.
If your blood test confirms you have prediabetes, join a CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) lifestyle change program to learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes:
• Work with a trained lifestyle coach, who will help you take small, manageable steps that fit in your schedule and in your life.
• Discover how to eat healthy and add more physical activity into your day.
• Find out how to manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can slow your progress.