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January 16, 2019

Prediabetes: 5 things you need to know

By uclahealth

About 30 million people in the United States, or 1 in 10, have diabetes. Most have Type 2 diabetes, which may be preventable and takes years to develop as blood sugar levels increase.

On the path to Type 2 diabetes, many people are first diagnosed with a reversible condition called prediabetes. Risk factors for both conditions include being overweight, being physically inactive and having a family history of diabetes.

Here is what you need to know:

Infographic by Sean Noyce

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This content ran in the Winter 2019 issue of The Checkup, a UCLA Health community newsletter on how to live your healthiest life.

Tags: A1c, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes, Endocrinology, Healthy Living, healthy living, Infographic, Internal Medicine, prediabetes, preventive care, Primary Care, primary care, The Checkup, type 2 diabetes, Uncategorized

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