Did You Know?

 

  • If you are 45 years of age or older, are overweight, have a family history of type 2 diabetes, or had diabetes while pregnant, you may have prediabetes. This puts you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, which is a serious health condition. Luckily, type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with modest lifestyle changes.

  • One in three adults in Indiana (about 290,000) have prediabetes and most do not know it.

  • Led by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the Indiana Minority Health Coalition’s DPP is for people at high risk for type 2 diabetes.

 

  • In Indianapolis, the Indianapolis NDPP is being offered through the Indiana Minority Health Coalition.

 

  • People with prediabetes are 5 to 15 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those without prediabetes. Eleven percent will develop type 2 diabetes within 3 years.

 

  • Risk factors for prediabetes include being 45 years of age or older, being overweight, having a family history of type 2 diabetes, being physically active fewer than three times a week, or having been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

 

  • One in five U.S. health care dollars is now spent treating individuals with a diagnosis of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to health issues such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of toes, feet or legs.