MSU Extension is working collectively with many organizations locally, statewide and nationally to fight the overwhelming epidemic of diabetes in Michigan by helping people prevent this chronic illness.
Have you ever been told by a health care professional that you:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, there is a program that may help you prevent the onset of diabetes.
Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes. Prediabetes raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Even though prediabetes puts a person at an increased risk, there are ways to lower the risk of being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and loss of toes, feet, or legs.
People are more likely to have prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if they:
Take the prediabetes risk test to see if you are at risk!