Accept YOUR mission: to find out if you have prediabetes and then become an Agent of Change to reverse it. Take this short risk test below to find out if you may have prediabetes, and make sure to ask your doctor for a prediabetes screening, too.
People are diagnosed with prediabetes when their blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The good news is that prediabetes can often be reversed through lifestyle changes, such as increasing physical activity and losing weight. In fact, losing just 5-7% of your body weight can slow or even reverse prediabetes. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, that’s only 10-14 pounds.
You’ve seen the number: 1 in 9 Arizonans has prediabetes. But some changes to your lifestyle can slow or even reverse a prediabetes diagnosis. Following these four steps can help you lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and get on your way to a long and healthy life.
For more information about prediabetes and diabetes risk factors, visit doihaveprediabetes.org