Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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Do you know how to know your risk for Type 2 Diabetes? About ten years ago, my husband was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. It’s not something we were expecting but after an injury that didn’t heal well even after several surgeries, I can’t say that it came as a total shock – at least to me. It did come as a shock to my husband, and he denied having Type 2 Diabetes despite the tests for several years. Diabetes can take an enormous toll on your life, your health and your family. Because it’s had such an impact on my husband and our life, I’m sharing this information with you today.
How to Know Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
86 million American adults (more than 1 in 3) have prediabetes and are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a serious health condition that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Surprisingly, nearly 90% of those with prediabetes don’t even know that they have it. March 22nd is Diabetes Alert Day. No one is excused from prediabetes. Join us on March 22, 2016, as we give America a wake-up call to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test!
Let’s face it. There are millions of reasons why we don’t take the time to make healthy lifestyle choices. Kids, jobs, cat videos on the Internet – we’re all busy. Whatever the reason, there’s no excuse for not taking care of yourself. But it’s not all bad news. Prediabetes often can be reversed through weight loss, diet changes and increased physical activity. Diagnosis is key: research shows that once people are aware of their condition, they are much more likely to make the necessary lifestyle changes. Education and awareness could mean the difference in so many lives.
The answers to these seven questions can tell you if you’re likely to have prediabetes. It only takes a minute. Please visit Adcouncil.org, The CDC and doihaveprediabetes.org for more information.
Finally, check out these tools to manage your diabetes.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.