Diabetes Prevention and Control Program
Prediabetes and diabetes are conditions that exist on a continuum. Prediabetes occurs when a person’s blood sugar is higher than normal but not as high as it would be with diabetes, and there may be no external symptoms of disease. Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood sugar due to defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both.
Answers common questions about what prediabetes is, the seriousness of it, how to know if you have prediabetes, who should be tested for prediabetes, and what you can do if you are diagnosed with prediabetes.
This Action Brief outlines the scope of prediabetes; how health plans are addressing the issues based on data from eValue8, a resource used by purchasers to track health plan performance; and actions employers can take to engage and support their workforce in improving health, preventing type 2 diabetes, reducing risk factors, and better controlling existing conditions.