1 in 3 American Adults have Pre-Diabetes.
9 out of 10 with Pre-Diabetes Do Not Know They Have It.
Diabetes has become an all too familiar disease. Few of us can say that we or someone we know, whether family or friend, are not affected by its reach. Many factors can lead to the development of diabetes including poor diet, low activity, family history, age, and ethnicity. It is a serious condition where the body can no longer control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Knowing your risk is the first step to proactively treating or preventing diabetes. Print this risk assessment or click the button below to take the assessment online.
If the online pre-diabetes test indicates you might be at risk of developing pre-diabetes or diabetes, see your primary care provider to see if additional testing is needed. Talk to your provider about the Diabetes Prevention Program, a scientifically proven and effective lifestyle change program can help you prevent or delay Type 2 Diabetes.
It can be confusing to manage diabetes. However, if left untreated, diabetes can put you at high risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney disease, and amputation. If you already have diabetes, talk to your primary care provider about attending a Diabetes Self-Management Education program that focuses on behaviors that will help manage existing diabetes and reduce your risk for developing complications.