About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease that can be managed through lifestyle changes and medication. According to the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP), more than 23 million Americans have diabetes. Also, about 57 million American adults aged 20 and older have pre-diabetes. Whether you just found out you have diabetes or have been dealing with it for years, you can control your diabetes and live a long and active life. If you are at risk or have pre-diabetes, you can take small steps to prevent the disease. (National Diabetes Education Program, National Institutes of Health)

What Is Diabetes?
If you just found out you have
diabetes or want to know more about the disease, this section will help answer your questions. Learn more about the different types of diabetes, including their causes, risk factors, symptoms, and complications.

Diabetes Prevention
Diabetes prevention is proven, possible, and powerful. Learn more about the risks for developing
type 2 diabetes and the "small steps" you can take to delay or prevent the disease before it starts.

More Diabetes Resources
Get more information and resources about diabetes control and prevention.

Diabetes Organizations (Opens in a new window)
Diabetes may be difficult to manage, but you don't have to do it alone. Learn about organizations in your community that can help. (Note: The link will take you to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse Directory of Diabetes Organizations)

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This Page Last Updated: September 5, 2010
Last Reviewed : September 5, 2010
By: David Mangusan Jr., PTRP