Health Engagement and
What is prediabetes?
Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have prediabetes. This means their blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.
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earns she has prediabetes.
Learn more about
causes, treatments, and prevention. Preventing prediabetes and diabetes
Prediabetes: steps you can take now
Learn about prediabetes, who’s at risk, healthful steps, and much more. You can even take a quiz about healthy eating!
View this recording now. Are there programs that could help?
There are several offerings that can help you prevent diabetes:
Do I have to worry about symptoms?
Most people with prediabetes don’t have any symptoms. But if you have prediabetes, you need to watch for signs of diabetes, such as:
Feeling very thirsty
Urinating more often than usual
Feeling very hungry
Having blurred vision
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diagnosing diabetes and testing. Form healthy habits to prevent prediabetes and diabetes
See how taking small steps, creating reminders, and congratulating yourself can help lead you toward a healthier life. B.J. Fogg, a renowned Stanford University behavior change researcher, shows you how to form healthy habits including eating better and exercising more in 3 short videos.
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Your total health
Remember, your well-being is affected by both your mind and your body. It’s important to take good care of each to have complete health.
Learn how to
care for the whole you.
You also can find more health and wellness info with podcasts and videos at
kp.org/mydoctor/healthtalks, and with free live and recorded webinars at kpwebinar.org. Talk to a Health Coach about your options
Sometimes, we all need a little help as we’re working towards a goal. As you work to stay healthy and prevent diabetes, a health coach can help you explore your options, reach your goals, and keep you on track.
Learn more about Kaiser Permanente’s
health coaching sessions.
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This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Since specific guidelines may vary, consult with your physician to find out which guidelines are recommended for you. Kaiser Permanente disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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