Pre-Diabetes Screening

Be screened to detect pre-diabetes if you:
  • Are over the age of 45
  • Are overweight
  • Have a history of diabetes in your parents or siblings
  • Are African-American, Latino, Native American, Asian-American or a Pacific Islander
  • Have a previous report of high blood sugar (greater than 100 mg/dl)
  • Had gestational diabetes or had a baby greater than 9 lbs
  • Have high blood pressure (140/90 mg/dl or higher or on medication)
  • Have triglycerides above 250 mg/dl and/or HDL cholesterol less than 35 mg/dl
  • Have polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Are fairly inactive or exercise fewer than three times per week
  • Get inadequate sleep (less than 5.5 hours per night)

Diagnosis of Pre-Diabetes

  • Fasting blood sugar of between 100 and 125 (normal fasting blood sugar is less than 100)
  • 140 to 199 after an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)
  • A1C of 5.7 to 6.4 percent (A1C is a measurement of average blood sugars from past 2-3 months)

Remember to have your blood sugar checked every three years even if your blood sugar is normal now


About Our Programs
Active Living and Learning for Diabetes Prevention: A program of lifestyle change through self-management based on the successful National Institutes of Health Diabetes Prevention Program.