Are you at risk? Learn what to do to prevent Type 2 Diabetes
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It is estimated that one in three American adults have prediabetes, or 84 million adults. Within the Intermountain Medical Group, 17,000 patients meet criteria for prediabetes, and another 80,000 have risk factors for the disease.
Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals have high blood glucose levels but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. People with prediabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, but not everyone with prediabetes will progress to diabetes.
Lifestyle changes resulting in weight loss and increased physical activity can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and in some cases return blood glucose levels to within the normal range.
While prediabetes can progress to type 2 diabetes, there are three forms of diabetes that you should be aware of:
We offer a variety of programs and resources to help you manage your health while preventing type 2 diabetes.
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