The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1/3 of adults in the United States has prediabetes: 79 million Americans, half of all Americans aged 65 years or older, and that 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years.
If these risk factors apply to you, seek medical attention:
- age 45 or older
- family history of diabetes parent or sibling
- background--African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian, Asian-American or Pacific-Islander
- history of diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) or giving birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more
- physical activity less than three times per week