Approximately 130,000 Nebraskans have diabetes, and more than 81,000 have prediabetes. But, the total population of Nebraskans with prediabetes, undiagnosed and diagnosed, may be as high as 470,000!
Diabetes increases your risk of developing serious health complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and loss of toes, feet, or legs. And, people with diabetes have about twice the medical costs than those without diabetes, spending on average $13,700 per year! But, type 2 diabetes may be preventable! You can prevent diabetes by eating healthier, becoming more physically active, and reducing your weight. These can all be achieved by attending the National Diabetes Prevention Program!