Nearly one-third of people aged 65 and older have type 2 diabetes—a chronic condition that significantly worsens health status.

Before developing type 2 diabetes, most people have prediabetes; their blood sugar is higher than average but not high enough yet for a diabetes diagnosis. Prediabetes is common – 96 million US adults have it, though more than 80% of them don’t know they do. 

The good news is that prediabetes can be reversed. 

To combat type 2 diabetes, try following these preventative lifestyle changes:

Medicare Advantage employs care coordination activities that may reduce acute events for patients with chronic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes.

See what beneficiaries like you are saying about diabetes:

Advocate Charles O. from Mesa, AZ, shared how significant Medicare Advantage’s savings were to him:

Advocate Deanna S. from Canton, GA, wrote about the affordability of her healthcare:

Advocate Don N. from Chapel Hill, NC, wrote about the fantastic benefits he receives through his Medicare Advantage plan:

For more information on type 2 diabetes and Medicare Advantage, read Avalere Health’s December 2022 study.