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Many people have heard about type 2 diabetes, but its common precursor, prediabetes, doesn’t get as much attention. Prediabetes is estimated by CDC to affect 86 million Americans (this includes 51% of people 65 years and older), and an estimated 90% of people with prediabetes don’t even know it. According to the CDC, 15-30% of these individuals will develop type 2 diabetes within five years. In other words, as many as 26 million people that currently have prediabetes could develop type 2 diabetes by 2020, effectively doubling the number of people with type 2 diabetes in the US.
New to prediabetes? Check out “Starting Point: What Everyone Needs to Know about Prediabetes” below, which answers some of the basic questions about prediabetes: what is prediabetes, what are its symptoms, how is it treated, and many more!
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