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A Snapshot: Diabetes In The United States

A Snapshot - Diabetes in the United States

 

Prediabetes: Could It Be You?

Prediabetes, could it be you?

 

National Diabetes Prevention Program: Working Together to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

National Diabetes Prevention Program, working together to prevent type 2 diabetes

 

Living Well with Diabetes

Living Well with Diabetes.Are you one of the 29 million Americans with diabetes? To be your healthiest and feel your best: Eat more fruits and vegetables, less sugar and salt.Get physically active—aim for at least 150 min/week.Take diabetes medicine as prescribed. Make and keep appointments with your health care team. Check blood sugar regularly. Know your ABCs: Regular A1C test, Blood pressure below 140/90 mm Hg, Control cholesterol. Stop/don’t start smoking. Did you know... making healthy lifestyle changes can greatly reduceyour risk of diabetes-related health problems. It really works! CDC - Centers for Disease Control

Who’s at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes?

Who’s At Risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? You could have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes and not know it—there often aren’t any symptoms. That’s why it makes sense to know the risk factors: 45+ years old, Physically active less than 3 times/week, Family history of type 2 diabetes, High blood pressure, History of gestational diabetes (Diabetes during pregnancy. Giving birth to a baby weighing 9+ pounds is also a risk factor), Overweight. Did you know...African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at higher risk. If you have any of the risk factors, ask your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested. CDC-Centers for Disease Control.

Type 2 Diabetes & Youth: What you can do

Type 2 Diabetes & Youth. What you can do. Rates of type 2 diabetes in youth are increasing; so are obesity rates. Diabetes risk can run in families, but so can healthy lifestyle habits: Drink water; limit sugary drinks. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Limit high-calorie food. Make physical activity fun. Get the whole family involved. Keep it positive. Take small steps. Make it fun. CDC-Centers for Disease Control.

  • Page last reviewed: July 17, 2017
  • Page last updated: July 17, 2017
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    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation
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