Prediabetes means a person’s blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough yet for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. If left untreated, prediabetes can progress into type 2 diabetes. And if 1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes, that means it could be you, your favorite sibling, or your other sibling. Or you, your barber, your barber’s barber. Or you—well, you get the picture. It’s time to take the risk test to know where you stand.
The North Country Chronic Disease Prevention Coalition, facilitated by the North Country Healthy Heart Network, is partnering with the Ad Council, the American Medical Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Diabetes Prevention Program to encourage people to take a risk test to find out if they should talk to their doctor about prediabetes.