Wyoming diabetes prevention efforts are focused on Prediabetes

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The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging residents to learn more about their personal prediabetes risk through a simple screening option.

It is estimated one in three Wyoming adults is at high risk of prediabetes, which is when a person’s blood sugar is high but not quite high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

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The prediabetes risk test can be found online at https://www.findoutwy.org/.

Officials say that the good news is prediabetes can often be reversible. In many cases, simple lifestyle changes can greatly improve your chance of preventing type 2 diabetes. And if people find they are at risk, there are tools to do something about it.”

More information about both in-person and online diabetes prevention program options available in Wyoming go to  health.wyo.gov.

Type 2 diabetes can lead to a higher risk of serious health problems, including heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure, and more.

Risk factors for diabetes include being 45 or older, family history of type 2 diabetes, being overweight, having high blood pressure, or having high cholesterol.