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Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from problems in how insulin is produced, how insulin works, or both. People with diabetes may develop serious complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, leg amputations, and premature death. Diabetes can be treated and managed by healthful eating, regular physical activity, and medications to lower blood glucose levels.

Prediabetes is when someone has a blood sugar level higher than normal, but not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Without lifestyle changes to improve their health, 15% to 30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years (CDC) External Web Site Icon.

Task Force Findings 
Recommended Completed August 2016
Recommended Completed December 2000
Recommended Completed January 2001
Insufficient Evidence Completed March 2001
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Combined Diet and Physical Activity Promotion Programs to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Among People at Increased Risk [PDF - 454 kB]

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Task Force Says Diet + Physical Activity Programs Help People at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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What Works Fact Sheet: Diabetes Prevention and Control [PDF - 1.27 MB]

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