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 this 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.
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 at UC Davis, see link below).