Preventing Diabetes and Pre-diabetes


  • Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

    Are you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes? Find out more about the risk factors for type 2 diabetes and what you can do to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. You’ll also learn about the condition called "pre-diabetes," which puts people at high risk for diabetes.
  • Small Steps. Big Rewards. Your GAME Plan for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Game Plan Overview

    Get into the diabetes prevention game. Learn about your risk for developing type 2 diabetes and how to start your GAME PLAN to prevent or delay the onset of the disease. Get tips on how to set goals, track your progress, start a waling program, and where to get more help.
  • GAME PLAN Food and Activity Tracker

    One of the most successful techniques for losing weight is to write down everything you eat and drink and to figure out how many calories and fat grams you consume every day. Use this tracker to record your food and drink intake, as well as the time you spend on physical activity. Print out copies of the tracker and put them in your purse or pocket. Keeping track of your progress will help you reach your weight loss and activity goals.
  • GAME PLAN Fat and Calorie Counter

    Use this counter to look up the number of calories and fat grams in the foods and drinks you consume each day. This counter lists hundreds of food items, including restaurant, ethnic, and regional foods.
  • Diabetes Prevention Tip Sheets

    These tip sheets encourage people at risk for type 2 diabetes to take small steps to prevent the disease. Tailored for groups at highest risk for diabetes, the tips sheets contain culturally appropriate ideas and information on losing weight by eating healthier and getting more physical activity. First package of 25 copies of each tips sheet is free. Each additional package of 25 is $5.

    Tips sheets available:

  • Diabetes Prevention Program Study Web site

    This Web site contains information for people interested in the research aspects of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial, the study that proved that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the Diabetes Prevention Program clinical trial.
  • Small Step. Gov

    Preventing diabetes is all about losing a small amount of weight and being more active. Get more ideas and tips to help you reach your weight loss goals.
  • Information About Pre-Diabetes

    These links provide additional information about pre-diabetes, including a risk quiz and frequently asked questions about diabetes prevention.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Diabetes Education Program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with the support of more than 200 partner organizations.