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Is your blood sugar level higher than normal but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes?  If so, you may have a condition known as pre-diabetes.  Having pre-diabetes puts you at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It also increases your risk for other serious health problems, like heart disease and stroke.


Could YOU have pre-diabetes?

About 33 percent of U.S. adults have prediabetes.  That’s about 1 of every 3 people.  And most peop (More)

Understanding Pre-diabetes

  • Start Early: Obesity Prevention in Early Care and Education Settings
  • Fun and Fit Ways to Control and Prevent Diabetes
  • Symptoms and Tests for Diabetes
  • Want to Prevent Diabetes? Exercise!
  • Avoiding Diabetes
  • Change for Life - Video (CDC)
  • If I Had - Pre-Diabetes - Video
  • Improving Each Additional Lifestyle Factor Further Reduces the Risk for Diabetes (ACP)
  • Pre-diabetes (MedlinePlus)
  • Understanding Insulin Sensitivity and Diabetes (NIH)

  • Commonly Asked Questions


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  • Who should get tested for prediabetes? (ADA)
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  • What is the treatment for prediabetes? (ADA)
  • Will my insurance cover testing and treatment? (ADA)
  • What type of foods should I avoid in order to prevent developing diabetes?
  • How many people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes? (ADA)
  • Does everybody who is obese get diabetes?
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    Last Updated: Apr 12, 2016