PreDiabetes Facts

  • 89 million Americans – 35% of adults 20 years and older – have ​Prediabetes.
  • Half of all Americans aged 65 years and older have Prediabetes.
    -Only 7% of people with Prediabetes are aware of their condition.
  • Prediabetes are at a 50% increase risk for heart disease and stroke.
  • People whose Prediabetes advances to diabetes pay an average of $13,700 every year for health care - $6,000 - $7,000 more than people without diabetes.

COULD YOU HAVE PREDIABETES?

"Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney
failure, or loss of feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with
Prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk
for Prediabetes."~ CDC

National Prediabetes Prevention Campaign, Phase 2

"For Phase 2, the campaign has created six new video public service announcements (PSAs) and additional out-of-home advertisements. The new campaign encourages viewers to take a one-minute Prediabetes risk test to know where they stand and discover how they can decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes — and it does so with some adorable helpers.  The campaign highlights that it’s important for people at risk to speak with their doctor about getting their blood sugar tested."~CDC

The CDC's Press Release

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