Wellbeing

5 Signs You Could Have Prediabetes

Could you have prediabetes? Finding out can be scary, but knowledge is power.

Here are some risk factors and common statistics of people with prediabetes:

  1. You’re overweight.
  2. You’re 45 or older.
  3. You have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes.
  4. You’re not physically active, or you’re active less than 3 days per week.
  5. You had gestational diabetes while pregnant and/or your baby was over 9 lbs at birth.

*Certain ethnic groups are more at risk, including African, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Pacific Islander, and some Asian backgrounds.

Weight Watchers is recognized as a National Diabetes Prevention Program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)*. Learn more about  Weight Watchers' weight loss plan and how it helps prediabetes.

Now what? If you have more than one of these risk factors, take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test, see where you rank, and learn how to take action for your health. Remember: we’re here to help you change your lifestyle and reduce your risk!

Get diabetes statistics and info on prediabetes

* Weight Watchers has received pending recognition from the CDC as a provider of diabetes prevention services as of August 2015.