If you scored 5 or higher
You are at increased risk of having prediabetes and are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed. If you are African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, or Pacific Islander, you are at higher risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Also, if you are Asian American, you are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes at a lower weight (about 15 pounds lower than weights in the 1 Point column). Talk to your doctor to see if you should have your blood sugar tested.
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes
Find out how you can reverse prediabetes and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through PLAN's CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs located throughout the five boroughs in New York. To locate sessions outside of PLAN's service area, go to https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/lifestyle-program
and type your zip code in the search bar.