Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists


Diabetes Prevention & Prediabetes

What is Prediabetes?


Prediabetes is when blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. If nothing is done, prediabetes could lead to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. But with lifestyle change, prediabetes can be stopped or slowed. To determine your risk, take this 1 minute risk assessment.

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Reducing the Risk for Type 2 Diabetes


If you have prediabetes, lifestyle change has been shown to be an effective tool to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle change programs offered through the National Diabetes Prevention Program are designed to help participants make lasting behavior change like eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and improving skills to cope with stress. 

The National Diabetes Prevention Program is offered at a variety of locations across the U.S. To find out if you qualify or to find a program near you, click the button below. 

Want to lower your risk of type 2 diabetes? Take action today!

Find a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program, a structured program—in person or online— that has been developed specifically to prevent type 2 diabetes near you!

Prediabetes Resources and Handouts

Long-Haul Truck Drivers: Put the Brakes on Diabetes

Shopping at the Corner Store or La Tiendita

Options for Healthier Cooking

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Shopping at the Corner Store PDF Preview

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Also available in Spanish/Español.


Also available in Spanish/Español.

Getting the Right Support from a Prevention Program

Traveling With a Plan

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A travel plan for healthy eating tip sheet


Also available in Spanish/Español.


Also available in Spanish/Español.

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