Get in the Driver’s Seat

Whether you live with diabetes or prediabetes, the road ahead can take you where you want to go. But first, you need to get in the driver’s seat.

One in twelve Americans has diabetes. Seven million people live with the disease but don’t know they have it. Another 84 million have prediabetes —a reversible condition that can lead to diabetes if you don’t change course.

Diabetes maintenance can seem complex, but it’s not that different from taking care of a car. You have to put the right fuel in your tank, follow a maintenance schedule, and occasionally come in for a pit stop with your care team—including a primary care provider, nurses, registered dietitians, and occasionally specialists (should symptoms arise).


How diabetes works

Learn what goes wrong with insulin when you have Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, or Prediabetes. See what’s under your hood.


The Signs of Prediabetes

Prediabetes means you’re at high risk for diabetes—but there’s still time to turn things around.

Click on the sign to learn more:


It’s time to take your foot off the gas.

Eating sweets is a slippery slope.

Driving over the limit has consequences.

Once you tip into diabetes, there’s no going back.

At PacMed, we are here to support you as you get in the driver’s seat with diabetes—whether that means living with it or preventing it. We’ll be with you every step of the way to care for your diabetes as a team.

Visit the links at the side to find out all we offer. Connecting with your care team may include doctor visits, telephone check-ins, educational classes and nutritional planning.

Make it a road trip—bring along family and friends, or connect with other patients in a support group or learn from "star" diabetes patients who have taken the wheel with their diabetes.

Learn more about the PacMed Diabetes Management Program and why to choose PacMed as your copilot as you learn to navigate diabetes.

Test your knowledge with our NEW diabetes quizzes.

Test Your Knowledge

Hear diabetes care success stories from our star diabetes patients.

Star Diabetes Patients

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Newly diagnosed
I have diabetes, now what?

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I’d like to learn ways to manage it better.

Wondering if I’m at risk for diabetes
I’d like to learn about screening and my diabetes risk.

Close to someone with diabetes
How can I be helpful to a friend or relative who has diabetes?