Pre-diabetes

Have you been diagnosed as having pre-diabetes? Or has your GP told you that you are “close to”, or “on the way” to developing type 2 diabetes”?

Prediabetes means that your blood glucose levels are raised, but still below the level for you to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

If you have prediabetes you have a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

There are no symptoms of pre-diabetes. You may not feel any different. The only way to know about prediabetes is through a blood test, which your GP can order.

Being at risk does not mean you will definitely develop type 2 diabetes. You have an opportunity to start making some changes to your lifestyle to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Contact Diabetes Tasmania and speak to our staff. We have many resources to help you to manage your risk and dedicated health professionals to work with you and support you.

Our COACH Program, a telephone-based health coaching program is also a great option to help you reduce your risk factors for developing diabetes.

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