It’s important to know if you have prediabetes so that you can take action now to avoid getting full-blown type 2 diabetes. If you haven’t done so already, take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk.
I have taken the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test and it says I may have prediabetes or that I am at a risk for type 2 diabetes…now what?
If your test results say that you might have prediabetes, it’s important to get the results confirmed by a health care provider and take steps to reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is reversible, so it’s important to take charge of your health.
- Share the results of your Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test with your doctor or health care provider
He/she may test your blood sugar to confirm your status and make recommendations to help you reduce your risk of getting type 2.
- Make healthy lifestyle changes
If you have prediabetes, there are steps you can take to avoid getting type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes can be reversed by making everyday changes to your lifestyle, like eating nutritious foods and being physically active.
- Join a lifestyle change program
Joining a lifestyle change program can help you make these changes, by teaching healthier food preparation methods, physical activity techniques, and providing a support system with other Hawaii adults who are also working on developing healthier habits.