Pre-diabetes: a call to get moving
To learn more about pre-diabetes, browse any of the topics below.
About Pre-diabetes
Pre-diabetes means that your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not to the levels to be diagnosed with diabetes. If you’ve been told by your healthcare provider that you have “pre-diabetes” it also means that without making some healthy changes, you have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Find out how!
What's the Problem? 
To understand pre-diabetes, it helps to learn about how our bodies use insulin to deliver energy to cells in the form of glucose (or blood sugar). When insulin production is too low or too high or the cells resist insulin, many problems begin to occur. Learn how to avoid these.
Understand Your Risks
People with pre-diabetes are at higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Risk of developing diabetes increases as we age. But there are many lifestyle changes that you can do to reduce risks. Find out how.
Symptoms, Diagnosis & Monitoring of Pre-diabetes
Many people with pre-diabetes are unaware of their risks and may not experience noticeable symptoms. Learn more about symptoms to watch for and how to keep your numbers in check.
Prevention & Treatment
The good news for people with pre-diabetes is that with a little effort and support, changes are possible. By committing to making important lifestyle changes such as healthy eating and exercise, you may be able to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Learn more. 
If you're looking for a healthy lifestyle support group or ideas about healthy cooking and nutrition for diabetes prevention, visit our resources and explore your options.

This content was last reviewed August 2015.

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