Before people develop diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes first. Prediabetes is a condition where a person's blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as diabetes.

Prediabetes affects 86 million people in the United States (4.5 million New Yorkers), and 90% of the people with diabetes do not know they have it. Without lifestyle changes, 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 3-5 years.

People with pre-diabetes are also at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and for having heart disease and stroke.

The good news is that people can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by:

There are many resources available to help people find out if they are at risk for prediabetes, and to help people with prediabetes prevent or delay diabetes:

86 Million Americans Have Prediabetes

Prediabetes can be reversed. Know where you stand.

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