Philadelphia Diabetes Prevention Collaborative

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What is Prediabetes?

  • Prediabetes is when blood glucose (sugar) levels in your blood are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.
  • Insulin helps your body to change sugars and starches into energy. Your blood glucose levels increase when your body isn't making enough insulin or insulin isn't working effectively.
  • There are no symptoms of prediabetes. Many people only find out they have prediabetes by having their blood glucose tested.

How to Reverse Prediabetes?

The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program helps people with prediabetes make lasting lifestyle changes to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Working with a trained Lifestyle Coach, you’ll learn how to

  • eat healthy
  • add physical activity into your life
  • manage stress.  

With other participants, you’ll celebrate successes and work to overcome challenges.

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