Prediabetes


Prediabetes is identified when a person's blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. He or she is at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health problems including heart disease and stroke.

Highlights

  • 9 out of 10 U.S. adults with prediabetes don't know they have it. 1
     
  • It is estimated that 86 million U.S. adults have prediabetes. 1
     
  • 1 in 14 Kansas adults have been diagnosed with prediabetes. 2

Prediabetes infographic

Classes Help Prevent Diabetes
Diabetes prevention program (DPP) classes can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%. 1

DPP Classes Currently in Kansas (as of August 2015)

DPP Classes Currently in Kansas (as of August 2015)
Allen, Finney, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic & Smith

Additional Resources

Sources:
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Prevention Program website. 2015. Available at www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/index.html.
2. 2013 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Health Promotion.