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Could I Have Prediabetes?

 

Why should I care about prediabetes?

The sooner you know you have prediabetes, the sooner you can take action to reverse it and prevent type 2 diabetes. 

Over eighty-four million Americans now have prediabetes – that’s 1 out of 3 adults! Of those 84 million, 9 out of 10 of them don’t even know they have it. Without taking action, many people with prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.

With numbers like that, it’s important to learn about prediabetes and take action.
 
Take the online test to find out if you are at risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. A print version of the Prediabetes Risk Test (PDF) is also available.
 

 Could I have Prediabetes?

More Information on Risk Factors

If you have these risk factors, you may be at higher risk than others for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

- You are overweight.
- You are 45 years of age or older.
- Your parent or sibling has type 2 diabetes.
- You are physically active fewer than 3 times per week.
- You ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds.
- You ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes).

Race and ethnicity also affect your risk. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.

How to Reverse Prediabetes

The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program helps people with prediabetes make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Working with a trained coach, you’ll learn to eat healthy, add physical activity into your life, and manage stress. With other participants, you’ll celebrate successes and work to overcome challenges.

Take action today! Learn more about your eligibility and the various types of lifestyle change programs: in-person, online, distance learning, or combination.

To learn about the cost of a specific program, find a program that works for you and ask the organization offering it about the cost. It may even be free! In addition, your employers and insurance carriers may cover the cost of these programs (such as the free Diabetes Prevention Program @ UC Davis, see below).

Cut Your Risk in Half with preventative measures

Information Sessions: Diabetes Prevention Program @ UC Davis

Are you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes? Risk factors include obesity, inactive lifestyle, family history, diagnosis of pre-diabetes or history of gestational diabetes. The group based DPP includes 22 sessions during a 1-year period. Goals are to achieve and maintain a 7% weight loss with healthy eating and an active lifestyle. The program can reduce your chance of developing Type 2 Diabetes by 58% if you’re under age 60 and 71% age 60 and older. More information about the program can be found on the flyer (PDF).

Information Sessions
Can't decide if the Diabetes Prevention Program is right for you? Attend an introductory session to learn more about this year long program that focuses on sustainable lifestyle change to decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  There are two sessions to choose from:

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 3
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.
Location: Hoagland Hall, Room 130
 
Date: Thursday, Dec. 12
Time: 12:10-1 p.m.
Location: Hoagland Hall, Room 145

Register for an information session today!

Sign-up to Join: Diabetes Prevention Program Cohort @ UC Davis

Program Dates
Days
: Wednesdays, beginning on Jan. 15. Meetings are weekly for the first 3 months, then biweekly thereafter.
Time: Noon-1 p.m.
LocationThe Grove (Surge III), Room 1310

Sign up to join the January 2020 cohortOpen and offered at no-cost to UC Davis staff and faculty at this time.** If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at wellbeing@ucdavis.edu.

**Are you UC Davis staff and faculty located at the UCD Health campus or in the Sacramento area? Health Management and Education offers classes and resources on various health topics. Visit their website to learn more