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Diabetes Care

Are You at Risk?

The following are risk factors that increase your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes:

  • Diabetes increases with age, therefore people that are over 45 are at a higher risk
  • People who are overweight
  • People that do not exercise regularly
  • People that have family members with diabetes
  • People with abnormal cholesterol levels
  • People with high blood pressure
  • Certain racial and ethnic groups (e.g., Non-Hispanic Blacks, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians and Alaska Natives)
  • Women who had gestational diabetes, or who have had a baby weighing 9 pounds or more at birth

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