Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention
Prediabetes is a diagnosable condition, where your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. have prediabetes. About 8 out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it. In Iowa, it is estimated that approximately 35% of the adult population has prediabetes and 84 million people across the country.
Fortunately, people with prediabetes can take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a proven lifestyle change program that can help prevent or delay getting type 2 diabetes. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Iowa Diabetes Prevention Action Plan 2018-2020
Iowa created an Action Plan to combat the Type 2 Diabetes incidence rate in Iowa. Prevention is key! Here is Iowa's Plan.
Diabetes Statewide Strategy
The Diabetes Statewide Strategy is available here. This plan is linked to the Iowa State Innovation Model (SIM). More information about SIM is available here.