Free Resource Friday | Do I Have Prediabetes?

One in three Americans have Prediabetes but don’t know it!

Help us raise awareness about diabetes this November by sharing the first step to prevention: prediabetes awareness and the fact it can be reversed. There is a great, FREE risk test and resources in English and Spanish for prediabetes below:

In a previous blog, we highlighted that many providers are not familiar with the diagnostic range for prediabetes and neglect to stress the importance of taking action to stop the progression to diabetes. In another blog we noted that many who receive an official determination of prediabetes are not referred to a diabetes prevention program.

The range for diagnosing prediabetes is an A1C is between 5.7 and 6.4% or if fasting blood glucose is between 100 and 125 mg/dL.

Prediabetes risk factors include:

  • Family History of Diabetes
  • Over the age of 40
  • Experiencing overweight
  • History of gestational diabetes, diabetes, or high blood sugar when pregnant
  • High blood pressure
  • Hispanic, African American, Asian, and Native American descent

“Do I Have Prediabetes?” website has excellent resources on prediabetes, and diabetes type 1 and type 2 for both health care providers and people with diabetes or who are concerned they may have prediabetes. Read more here.

Here is a list of Diabetes Prevention Programs throughout the United States.

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