Find out if you are prediabetic.
- Sign up for a diabetes prevention program to reduce your risk.
- Eating matters! Increase your fruits and vegetables and cook more meals at home.
- Eat healthy and be more physically active. Losing just 5-7 percent of your body weight can slow or even reverse prediabetes. For a 200 pound person, that’s only 10-15 pounds!
- Walking is a great way to increase your physical activity. It’s good for all fitness levels and just 10 minutes at a time can make a difference!
- Make it a goal to walk 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week to help prevent diabetes and many other chronic diseases.
Find a diabetes prevention program near you.
National DPP directory:
The national registry of recognized diabetes prevention programs lists contact information for all CDC-recognized organizations that deliver evidence-based type 2 diabetes prevention programs in communities across the United States. All of these programs have agreed to use a CDC-approved curriculum that meets the duration, intensity, and reporting requirements.
Visit the National Diabetes Prevention Program
National Diabetes Self-Management Education & Support (DSMES) programs directory:
If you have diabetes, you know how challenging it can be to manage your disease. Healthy eating, physical activity, monitoring your condition, taking medication, and reducing your risk for complications are probably part of your daily routine. At one time, all of this might seem overwhelming.
As a member of your healthcare team, a diabetes educator makes managing your diabetes easier. They work with you to develop a plan to stay healthy, and give you the tools and ongoing support to make that plan a regular part of your life.
Diabetes education is a recognized part of your diabetes care and is covered by Medicare and most health insurance plans when it is offered through an accredited diabetes education program, which has met vigorous criteria set by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.