The number of people with diabetes -- especially type 2 diabetes -- is increasing rapidly world wide. In the United States alone there are over 20 million people living with diabetes, of which six million do not know they have it.
There are also an estimated 54 million people with pre-diabetes, a diagnosis given to those people who have glucose levels above normal but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.
For many people, it is possible to prevent type 2 diabetes.
To learn the symptoms and how to prevent type 2 diabetes -- how to take control -- read the DRI's brochure "Diabetes Prevention" in English or "Prevención de la Diabetes" in Spanish.