More than 84 million Americans – or, one in three adults – have prediabetes, and 90% of them don’t know they have it, according to the CDC. Don’t let the “pre” fool you - prediabetes is a serious condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes and raise your risk for heart disease and stroke.
The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed – but only if you get a diagnosis and make lifestyle changes, like losing weight, eating healthier, and being more active – changes that will help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Here’s what you can do:
Go to DoIHavePrediabetes.org to take a 1-minute risk test. (Since January 2016, more than 2 million people have visited DoIHavePrediabetes.org, and close to 2 million people have completed the prediabetes risk test.)
Talk to your doctor about your prediabetes risk and get a blood test to confirm a potential diagnosis.
Prediabetes is reversible
The CDC says that prediabetes can be a health wake-up call for many and with early diagnosis, the condition can be reversed. And remember: anyone can be that 1 in 3.