2.2 Pre-diabetes


The prevalence of prediabetes in the US is significant. Based on the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the 2010-2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 37% of all adults aged 20 years or older have prediabetes. This translates to 86 million American adults with prediabetes. Prevalence is similar between races and ethnicities: non-Hispanic whites comprise 35% of the American adult prediabetic population, non-Hispanic blacks comprise 39%, and Hispanics comprise 38%. Age prevalence rates are more disparate - , 51% of American adults with prediabetes are aged 65 years or older.

Quiz Module 2.2

1. Prediabetes occurs

2. The most effective way to reduce the risk of progressing from prediabetes to diabetes is: