According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 research showed that over 29 million Americans were said to have diabetes. That number is minuscule when compared to the 86 million adults who have prediabetes. Prediabetes is when a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes yet. A majority of these 86 million adults are not aware they have prediabetes and may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Think about this, approximately one in three U.S. adults have prediabetes, which could be one in three of your friends, or even family. Do you know your own risk?
Thankfully, there is no need to panic. The American Diabetes Association has created an online free risk test for us to take. This test is a great way to see what your risk may be and then make a decision to talk to you physician about prediabetes or diabetes. You are not alone. There are programs and resources out there to help guide you to make small changes that will change our lifestyle. Simple steps like eating smart and moving more are pivotal to keeping prediabetes or diabetes in check. You can make changes that can improve your health and prevent diabetes!
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less has exciting news to share about an upcoming program specific for people with prediabetes. Be on the lookout for more information about Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes, coming Spring 2016. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes is a 12-month online program to help you prevent type 2 diabetes. Diabetes CAN be prevented. We can help.
Diabetes Latest. (2014, June 17). Retrieved March 21, 2016, from http://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesfactsheet/