Am I at risk for diabetes?
Take the test: https://doihaveprediabetes.org/take-the-risk-test/
What is Prediabetes?
Prediabetes means that your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be a diabetic. People with prediabetes are very likely to become a type 2 diabetes
What causes Prediabetes?
When you have prediabetes, you do not process sugar (glucose) properly. Sugar in your body comes from the food you eat. After you eat, sugar enters your bloodstream. A hormone called insulin is important to move the sugar from the blood into your cells/organs.
When you have prediabetes, this insulin stops working and allows the blood sugar to rise.
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Prediabetes Risk Factors
Prediabetes often shows no symptoms and frequently goes undetected until serious health problems arise, such as type 2 diabetes. That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested if you have any of the risk factors for prediabetes, which include:
- Being overweight
- Being 45 years or older
- Being physically inactive
- Ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy)
- African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at higher risk.
Take a quiz to determine your risk: https://doihaveprediabetes.org/take-the-risk-test/#/
How can I prevent Diabetes?
- Lose weight (link to obesity page)
- Low carb diet.
- Increase Physical Activity
- Reduce insulin resistance