An estimated 2.5 million (1 in 3) North Carolinians may have prediabetes. Without
lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15 - 30% of people with prediabetes will
develop type 2 diabetes within five years.
You may have Prediabetes and be at risk for Type 2 Diabetes if you:
- Are 45 years of age or older
- Are overweight
- Have a family history of Type 2 diabetes
- Are physically active fewer than 3 times per week
- Ever had diabetes while pregnant or gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds
FirstHealth offers programs designed to decrease the number of prediabetes cases in its service area. To find a class near you, click here.