Thursday, November 7, 2013

Who's At Risk For Developing Type 2 Diabetes

American Diabetes Month
According to the CDC, people have an increased likelihood of developing diabetes when:
  1. They are overweight or obese
  2. They have high blood pressure
  3. They do not exercise enough (fewer than 3 days a week)
  4. They have a family history of diabetes
  5. They are 60 or older
  6. They have a history of gestational diabetes, or the birth of at least 1 baby over 9 pounds
  7. They are of African American, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American/Latino heritage
  8. They have prediabetes (a condition where a person has higher than normal levels of blood glucose)
  9. They have abnormal cholesterol with HDL ("good") cholesterol is 35 or lower, or triglyceride level is 250 or higher

Other helpful links:
6 Tips for Living with Diabetes
Find a Diabetes Management Professional Near You
How to Tell if You Have Type 2 Diabetes

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know having a baby who is at least nine pounds puts you in the higher risk category. Wow! Thanks.