Prediabetes: How to Prevent It

October 19, 2021

The scourge of Type 2 diabetes in America is well documented. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention count more than 34 million Americans who have been diagnosed with the disease, according to a 2020 report. But a lesser-known condition that should serve to warn people to take action — but too often isn’t — is far less acknowledged: prediabetes.

According to the CDC, more than 88 million American adults have prediabetes — and more disturbing, perhaps, is that 90% of them don’t even know they have it. That’s right: 1 in 3 U.S. adults is on a path to developing and living with diabetes, and they don’t realize it.