Medical Authorities Spread the Word About Prediabetes
North American Precis Syndicate
Prediabetes can be reversed with healthy lifestyle changes. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—One in three American adults now has prediabetes—a
serious condition that often leads to type 2 diabetes. Yet 90 percent of them
don’t know it. The good news is that with early diagnosis, prediabetes can be reversed through healthy lifestyle
changes. Learning your risk is simple: visit DoIHavePrediabetes.org and take
the one-minute risk test.
What Is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are
higher than normal but not high enough yet to be considered type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes can also
lead to other health issues like heart attack and stroke. The key risk
factors for prediabetes include being overweight,
being physically inactive, having a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes,
or being over 40 years old.
An Urgent Message
More than 84 million Americans have prediabetes,
and the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than tripled over
the past 20 years. Type 2 diabetes prevention is such an urgent need for our
nation that two leading health organizations, the American Medical
Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
have partnered with the Ad Council to raise national awareness. Together,
they have built resources that help people know their risk and learn how to
Do You Have Prediabetes?
Go to DoIHavePrediabetes.org and take a simple one-minute risk test to
know where you stand. If you receive a high score, the next step is to
confirm the diagnosis with your doctor and ask how to enroll in CDC’s
National Diabetes Prevention Program.
CDC Programs Can Help
With early diagnosis, prediabetes can be
reversed—and the best thing people can do is to join the CDC-led
National Diabetes Prevention Program. This scientifically proven program is
available in person or online across the United States to help people make
healthy changes. Trained professionals share ongoing support and tips to help
stay on track with healthy eating, physical activity, stress reduction and
more. Research shows that through the program, you can lower your risk of
developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 58 percent (71 percent if you’re
over age 60).
Learn more about prediabetes and find lifestyle
tips and links to CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program at www.DoIHavePrediabetes.org.
“One in three American adults has
prediabetes. This online test helps you find out
your risk in under a minute. http://bit.ly/2Pmi9FN”
On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)