Nearly 25.8 million people — or slightly more than 8 percent of the total U.S. population — have some form of diabetes, whether type 1, type 2 or gestational, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. Perhaps more staggering, however, is that 79 million Americans age 20 and older are considered prediabetic. Are you among them? If you think you may be prediabetic, or have been told that you are, the good news is that with some major changes to diet and exercise routines — and by achieving and maintaining a healthy weight — you can significantly lower their risk of going on to develop type 2 diabetes.
Whether you're diabetic or prediabetic, we have wonderful programs and resources to help you find support and treatment, and find new ways to live a healthy — and full — life. Diabetes doesn't have to define you.