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Are You At Risk?



Risk Factors:

  • Being overweight or obese.

  • Having a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes.

  • Being African American, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Hispanic American/Latino heritage.

  • Having a prior history of gestational diabetes or birth of at least one baby weighing more than 9 pounds.

  • Having high blood pressure measuring 140/90 or higher.

  • Having abnormal cholesterol with HDL ("good") cholesterol is 35 or lower, or triglyceride level is 250 or higher.

  • Being physically inactive—exercising fewer than three times a week.

  • For more information, see the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse's Am I at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?


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