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Have you heard of prediabetes?

What is prediabetes?

When someone has prediabetes their blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to have type two diabetes. Roughly 96 million adults in the United States have prediabetes, most of them don’t know they have it.

How do I know if I have prediabetes?

Some of the risk factors for prediabetes are being overweight, being older than 45, being related to someone who has diabetes, not being physically active. The best way to know is to get a blood sugar test to find out if you have prediabetes.

Can I prevent type two diabetes?

If you know that you are at risk with prediabetes, you can make the correct lifestyle changes to prevent type two diabetes.

Sign up for Prevent T2 classes with Waco-McLennan County Public Health District to learn more about preventing type two diabetes!