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Prediabetes

Many people have heard about type 2 diabetes, but its common precursor, prediabetes, doesn’t get as much attention. Prediabetes affects about 88 million adults in the US, and an estimated 84% of people with prediabetes don’t know they have it. According to the CDC, 15-30% of these individuals will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. In other words, more than 26 million people that currently live with prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes by 2026.

New to prediabetes? Check out “Starting Point: What Everyone Needs to Know about Prediabetes,” which answers some of the basics: what is prediabetes, what are its symptoms, how is it treated, and more.

For even more, see “Helpful Prediabetes Resources," with links to diaTribe articles focused on prediabetes, diet and nutrition, healthy lifestyle tips, and more.

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As you look toward staying healthy in the new year, meaningful changes to your diet may help you manage glucose levels and maximize health in the face of COVID-19. Four experts – Whole Cities Foundation’s Dr. Akua Woolbright, low-carb guru Dr. Mariela Glandt, San Francisco General’s Dr. Rita Nguyen, and Harvard’s Dr. Lee Kaplan – shared insights for eating well, finding affordable food, and keeping your body's immune system strong. Continue Reading »

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This National Diabetes Awareness Month, the nation is honoring nurses. In this article, Michael Hattori, a nurse who has type 2 diabetes in remission,  is on his way to becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and he shares advice on managing diabetes and how to work toward better health  Continue Reading »

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Recent results from Omada Health’s Digital Diabetes Prevention Program show reductions in A1C and body weight over a 12-month period. This digital tool may be especially helpful for people with prediabetes during COVID-19 Continue Reading »

Health experts are recommending more than ever that people with diabetes get their flu shot this year to reduce the chances of getting sick with both flu and COVID-19. Learn about your vaccine options, where to get them, and how the flu can affect people with diabetes Continue Reading »

Diabetes affects more than 463 million people worldwide. Take time during National Diabetes Awareness Month to connect with the community; here are eight simple ways to get involved Continue Reading »

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