Information for Health Care Professionals

According to national statistics, likely one-third of your patients over age 18 have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Nine in 10 of those individuals likely do not know of their risk.

You can refer your at-risk patients to a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program that is proven by research to cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half. Participating in this program will encourage weight loss and other healthy changes to your patients’ lifestyles, lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.

Page last reviewed: March 5, 2019