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Learn About Diabetes


My Risk

You may be at risk for diabetes if you:

  • Are overweight
  • Exercise less than 3 times a week
  • Are over 40 years old
  • Have high blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Are African American, Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian American or Pacific Islander
  • Or if you have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes

If you are at risk for diabetes, or if diabetes runs in your family, talk to a doctor about ways to stay healthy.

  • What should I eat and how active should I be to stay healthy?
  • If I’m overweight, how many pounds do I have to lose to improve my health?
  • What are my blood pressure numbers and cholesterol levels? What should they be?
  • Do I have pre-diabetes or another condition that increases my risk of diabetes?
  • Are there any warning signs or symptoms I should look out for?

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