Before developing Type 2 diabetes, one almost always has what is called "pre-diabetes."
Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. People with pre-diabetes have a significant risk of developing overt diabetes.
WakeMed's Diabetes Management Program offers a 31⁄2-hour, one-day seminar to help people at-risk for diabetes. Our class, taught by a registered nurse and registered dietitian, focuses on nutrition, weight management, diet, exercise and behavioral changes.