The rising rates of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes pose serious potential health problems for San Diegans. As of 2016, 13 million adults in California have prediabetes or diabetes. Specifically in San Diego, as many as 46% of adults have prediabetes and are on the path to type 2 diabetes.
The good news is that with modest weight loss and healthy lifestyle changes, individuals with prediabetes can reverse their risk of developing diabetes. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) lifestyle change program—led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—is designed to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes for those with prediabetes or at risk of developing diabetes.
The “Know the Facts” section of the website includes:
The San Diego Diabetes Prevention Program Network is the product of a partnership between Live Well San Diego: Healthy Works, Aging & Independence Services, and UC San Diego Center for Community Health. This work supports Live Well San Diego, the County vision for a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving. Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.