Everyone, whether or not they have prediabetes or diabetes can benefit from making lifestyle changes. For people with prediabetes and diabetes, lifestyle changes are extremely important. Without lifestyle changes, 15-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 3-5 years.

The good news is that people can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by:

  • Losing just 5-7% of your total body weight (that’s just 10-15 pounds for a 200 pound person)
  • Making healthy food choices
  • Being more physically active, 150 minutes per week

For more information: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCs) Diabetes Prevention 
Cabarrus Health Alliance Exercise is Medicine
Cabarrus County Network of Care Diabetes Prevention and Management Resources