Prediabetes

Prediabetes

With prediabetes, action is the best medicine.

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, we know that can feel like a lot—like your life has changed and you’ll never be “normal” again. But know that that isn’t the case.

You have the power to change things.

For some people with prediabetes, early treatment can actually return blood sugar levels to a normal range. Ask plenty of questions and listen to the answers you get. Start exercising. Start eating healthy. And your life can be yours again.

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What it means and what you can do 

There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes so you may have it and not know it. But before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes—blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. You may have some of the symptoms of diabetes or even some of the complications. Check with your doctor and get tested. If you discover that you do have prediabetes, remember that it doesn’t mean you’ll develop type 2, particularly if you follow a treatment plan and a diet and exercise routine. Even small changes can have a huge impact on managing this disease or preventing it all together.

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Lifestyle change programs

If you have prediabetes, we recommend you join a CDC-recognized diabetes prevention lifestyle change program. These programs offer scientifically proven and effective lifestyle changes that can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Build a healthier future.

With prediabetes, there are simple steps you can take to change things, such as cutting back on calories, losing weight, and increasing your daily physical activity.