How to Know Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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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

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.

How to Know Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

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Comments

  1. I will definitely be taking this quiz. I have some family history of diabetes so I want to know my risk factors and if I have prediabetes.
  2. I have never even thought of prediabetes. I'm taking the quiz right now. My dad had diabetes so I'm always worried that I will get it. 
  3. My father-in-law has Type 2 diabetes and it made us all reconsider our choices.  If I can help prevent it, I'm going to do whatever I can. Knowing my risk is important.
  4. I will be taking this quiz as I have uncles who have it. I try to walk a lot and watch my food and weight but never know.... with the family history.
  5. With a family history of diabetes, it's something that is in the back of my mind. Thanks for the reminder to check for the risk factors before it actually is diagnosed.

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