The CDC released a new study, Prevalence of Doctor-diagnosed Arthritis and Prediabetes and Leisure-Time Physical Inactivity and Obesity among Adults with these Conditions – United States, 2009-2016, examining the prevalence of arthritis among the approximately 84 million U.S. adults with prediabetes. Key findings include:

  • Arthritis affects more than 26 million U.S. adults (32%) with prediabetes.
  • More than half of adults with both prediabetes and arthritis are either physically inactive or have obesity, further increasing their risk for type 2 diabetes.

Health care providers and public health professionals can address arthritis-specific barriers to being physically active among adults with prediabetes by counseling patients about the benefits of physical activity for relieving arthritis pain, and by promoting evidence-based, arthritis-appropriate physical activity programs such as the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, EnhanceFitness, and Walk With Ease. Additionally, weight loss and physical activity promoted through the National Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes among all adults with prediabetes.

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  • More than half of adults with arthritis and prediabetes are physically inactive or have obesity, which can increase type 2 diabetes risk. Health care and public health professionals: Counsel about the importance of physical activity and provide referrals to physical activity and weight loss programs, and to the National Diabetes Prevention Program. https://bit.ly/2qynL5W