African Americans who have a family history of diabetes have higher than average awareness and knowledge about the disease, but don’t always take the precautions to reduce their risks for it, according to a study that will appear in the May issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Identifying “prediabetes” – the point where the blood glucose level is higher than normal, and at risk of developing into diabetes – and taking steps such as exercising and eating healthily can help lower the chance of progression.