Prediabetes

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 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.

Surprised to hear that you may be at risk for Prediabetes? Prediabetes can be reversed. Know where you stand. Take the risk test.
The Diabetes Prevention Program is covered by Medicare and Medicaid and can help you make healthier choices to be around for the moments that count with your family. Join a Diabetes Prevention Program.

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