45% of Monterey County adults have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.

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It’s The Beast that puts our families, friends, neighbors — and perhaps even you — in danger of blindness, heart disease, and more.

The good news is that simple changes in our daily lives can prevent diabetes. Together, we can make better choices for healthier living in Monterey County.

Get the facts before The Beast gets you.

What is type 2 diabetes?

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Think You Know Diabetes? Think Again

Know the facts to kick The Beast out your life

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If I had diabetes, I’d know it.



More than one-third of adults in the U.S. have prediabetes, and more than 80 percent of them don't know they have it. More than 34 million adult Americans have type 2 diabetes, and 1 in 5 don't know they have it.

Find out more below How to Reverse Prediabetes

Susana's Story

I started losing weight and, after six months of being in the DPP, I lost 19 pounds — without crazy diets or pills or beverages that cost a lot.

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