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Does type 2 diabetes run in your family or do you have other risk factors for the disease? Or have you already been diagnosed with prediabetes?

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The good news is there are simple lifestyle changes you can make to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. Here in the Prediabetes Center, we have gathered the latest information and research on prediabetes treatment and prevention.

While obesity is a top risk factor for the development of prediabetes, diabetes and other chronic health problems you can still develop these conditions at a healthy weight (having a body mass index between 18.5 and 24.9) In fact, more than 18% of healthy weight American adults age 20 and older have been found to have prediabetes, a figure that increases to more than 33% when looking only at those aged 45 and older. 

Researchers are beginning to find genetic evidence linking blood fats, fasting insulin levels and body fat proportions to type 2 diabetes in people who develop prediabetes at a healthy weight. Aside from your genetic profile, family health history and other factors add to your risk of developing diabetes including age, sex and thenicity—all factors you of your control.

That's why we constantly update this section with prediabetes-related news, research, useful technology, and advice from leading experts on how to make those small changes that will have a big impact on your health.

Explore the resources here and be sure to subscribe to our free eNewsletter to be alerted when new prediabetes information is available.

Updated on: July 3, 2018
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