Prediabetes is a serious and growing problem in the United States. Nationally, 1 in 3 adults has prediabetes and most of them do not know they have it. Prediabetes is not just a concern for adults. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that nearly 1 in 5 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years, and 1 in 4 young adults aged 19 to 34 years, are living with prediabetes.
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as having diabetes. If people with prediabetes do not manage their condition, they may develop type 2 diabetes in the future. Though these statistics are alarming, the good news is that there are many ways to manage prediabetes and reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes.