• March 27, 2012
  • Katlin Owens

March 27: American Diabetes Alert Day

Source: American Diabetes Association

Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have "prediabetes"—blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. There are 79 million people in the United States who have prediabetes. Recent research has shown that some long-term damage to the body, especially the heart and circulatory system, may already be occurring during prediabetes.

How to Tell if You Have Diabetes or Prediabetes
A doctor can determine if you have prediabetes with the the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test or the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

Prediabetes FAQs
Frequently asked questions about prediabetes.

What to Do If You Have Prediabetes
People with prediabetes can prevent type 2 diabetes by eating healthy, being physically active, and managing their weight.

Treatment & Care
Stay one step ahead of your diabetes with these treatment strategies.

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