Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

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  • Do You Know the Dangers?
  • What Is Prediabetes?
  • African-Americans and Prediabetes/Diabetes
  • What Are the Symptoms and Signs?
  • What Causes Prediabetes?
  • What Are the Risk Factors?
  • How Can I Be Tested for It?
  • Prepping for Your Test
  • Does Prediabetes Automatically Turn Into Type 2 Diabetes?

African-Americans and Prediabetes/Diabetes

Here’s what we know about diabetes and Black folks: 4.9 million of us have it, we are 1.8 times more likely than whites to develop it and 2.2 times more likely to die from it. Most people with diabetes were prediabetic first, so this is a serious health concern in our community that we all need to pay attention to. 

 

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