Are You at Risk?

Are You At Risk For Diabetes?

More than 24 million Americans have diabetes -- nearly one in three does not know it! An additional 58 million people have pre-diabetes. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The following factors may increase your risk for developing diabetes:

  • Age greater than 45 years
  • Diabetes during a previous pregnancy
  • Excess body weight (especially around the waist)
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • HDL "good" cholesterol under 35
  • High blood levels of triglycerides (a blood fat) 150 or more
  • High blood pressure 140/90 or more
  • Impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes
  • Physical inactivity (exercise less than 3 times per week)
  • Vascular disease

Find out if you are at risk! Click here to take the American Diabetes Association Risk Test -- it's fast and easy. Discuss your risk test score with your health care provider.

 

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