According to the CDC, prediabetes affects approximately one in three American adults, but 84% do not know they have it. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and even reversed, through lifestyle changes including diet and exercise.
Dr. Chip Mainous, professor and vice-chair for research in UF’s Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, recently spoke with UFHR Health Promotion Specialist Yusof Al-Wadei about steps we can all take to become more informed and better advocates for our own and our families’ wellbeing. You can listen in on their conversation by viewing the video below. Dr. Mainous has also provided a prediabetes risk assessment that you can take online and share with your doctor at an upcoming visit.