How do I know if I am at risk for diabetes?

You may have all or some of these DIABETES RISK FACTORS for Type 2 diabetes:

  • overweight
  • little or no physical activity
  • unhealthy diet
  • mother, father, brother or sister has diabetes
  • African American, American Indian, Hispanic American, or Pacific Islander
  • older than 45 years
  • woman who had a baby weighing over 9 pounds
  • high blood pressure (above 120/80)
  • high cholesterol

To learn more:

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
(National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC))
This site provides information about what traits or behaviors may put you at risk for diabetes type 2.
Risk Test
(American Diabetes Association)
Take the Diabetes Risk Test provided by the American Diabetes Association.
Your Disease Risk: Diabetes
(Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine)
TheSiteman Cancer Center provides this interactive tool for measuring your risk for diabetes, as well as other diseases.

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Written by: Barbara Carlson, M.L.S.
Last Modified: Monday November 04, 2019 11:26 AM