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There are 652,000 people in Utah, 30.1% of the adult population, who have prediabetes with blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. 1 in 3 American adults have prediabetes, and over 80% of those do not know they have it.

Prediabetes Awareness

Prediabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal. With prediabetes, there is a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or having a stroke. The good news is that if you have prediabetes, resources are available to make lifestyle changes:

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Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes is a long-lasting condition that affects how the body turns food into energy. With diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use it as well as it should. There’s no cure yet for diabetes, but losing weight, eating healthier, and being active can help. Additional things you can do to help include taking your medicine as prescribed and keeping up-to-date with doctor visits. Ask your doctor about diabetes self-management education. 

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