Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
86 million American adults (more than 1 in 3) have prediabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a serious health condition that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Surprisingly, nearly 90% of people with prediabetes don’t even know they have it. But prediabetes can be reversed through weight loss, diet changes and increased physical activity, and the first step in reversing the condition is to evaluate one’s personal risk so that they can take action as soon as possible. In the first-ever national prediabetes awareness campaign, new PSAs assert that no matter how busy life may be, no one is excused from prediabetes. The campaign encourages people to learn their risk of type 2 diabetes by taking a short online test at the campaign website, which also features information on prediabetes as well as lifestyle programs and tips to help people reverse their risk.
Sponsor: American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)