Prediabetes is when glucose (sugar) in the body is higher than normal, but not high enough to be considered Type 2 diabetes. Those with prediabetes are on the path to type 2 diabetes, but it can be reversed! Some of the most common risk factors
are being 45+ years old, being physically inactive, being overweight, and having a family history of type 2 diabetes.
diabetes is when women develop high glucose levels during pregnancy. Like other types of diabetes, it affects how your cells use glucose in the body. Mothers who had gestational diabetes have a 50% chance of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. The child also has an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes
later in life.
diabetes is typically diagnosed in children and young adults because the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream into the cells.
diabetes is the most common type of diabetes when the body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. The body doesn’t make enough insulin to keep glucose at normal levels.
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what you love by enrolling in a diabetes or diabetes prevention class!
Register here for any of the below classes in either English or Spanish.
This is a CDC-led evidence-based lifestyle change program for preventing type 2 diabetes. The year-long program helps participants make lasting lifestyle changes like eating healthier, being physically active, and learning coping skills to lose 5-7% of their body weight. The program features
a lifestyle coach and small group of participants. To qualify, participants:
View a Salt Lake County NDPP participant success story here!
This is a six-week diabetes self-management program which covers topics such as monitoring blood sugar, healthy eating, recommended testing and preventive services, how to deal with sick days, foot care, and complications.
This ten-hour training is led by diabetes educators to help people with diabetes learn how to successfully manage their disease and practice self-care behaviors daily. This training is reimbursed by Medicare (20% copay), Utah Medicaid ($0-3 copay), and certain Utah health
Find out if you may have prediabetes by taking the
prediabetes risk test.
If you scored 5 or higher, you likely have prediabetes and are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell you for sure by taking a blood test to measure your glucose (sugar) levels.
Here’s the good
news: With small lifestyle changes you can reverse prediabetes! Go to the "Classes" tab above to learn more about the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) and to see if you qualify.