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Diabetes Risk Factors

There are several risk factors associated with either pre-diabetes or diabetes, some of which you can control, and others that you cannot control. They include:

  • Over 40 years of Age
  • History of Gestational Diabetes or baby over 9 lbs
  • Family History
  • Overweight
  • Inactive
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Ethnicity (Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander)

To see if you're at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, and what you can do about it if you are, take this test offered by the American Diabetes Association.

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