Diabetes Prevention

An estimated 84 million American adults—more than 1 out of 3—have prediabetes. Of those with prediabetes, 90% do not know they have it. So what is prediabetes?

Prediabetes, or borderline diabetes, means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not yet high enough to be type 2 diabetes. Certain criteria increase the risk of having prediabetes, such as being overweight or obese, having a family history of diabetes (especially a first-degree relative such as a parent or sibling), living a sedentary lifestyle and being over the age of 40 years old.

The good news: the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes is not inevitable. A type 2 diabetes diagnosis can be prevented or delayed with the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits, like being more active and eating well.

Hannibal Regional has a team of dietitians who are committed to guiding you to better. Due to the prevalence of prediabetes, a diabetes prevention program was created to help those 1 in 3 who may be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The Hannibal Regional Diabetes Prevention Course is a 6-month program that gives participants the tools and resources needed to prevent or delay a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Led by a registered dietitian and other healthcare specialists, nutrition education, community resources and accountability are the focus of each biweekly group session.

Hannibal Regional’s Diabetes Prevention Course


-          14 sessions with a dietitian and/or certified diabetes educator

-          Expert guest speakers throughout the program

-          Tools, materials, and resources to prevent or delay a type 2 diabetes diagnosis

-          Accountability and support to help you reach your health goals

 Don’t fight it alone—work with the team at Hannibal Regional to help you better manage your health.

For more information or to get started, call Hannibal Regional Diabetes Center at 573-629-3382 to get enrolled in one of our January 2020 classes. Space is limited.