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Prediabetes are you the one in three?

Prediabetes

Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes through a lifestyle of good nutrition and activity.

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Place a check in front of each statement that you can answer "yes" to. The more items you check, the higher the risk for developing diabetes.

I have a parent, brother or sister who has diabetes.

My family background is American Indian, Asian American, black, Latino or Pacific Islander.

I had diabetes when I was pregnant - or - I have given birth to at least one baby who weighed nine pounds or more.

My blood pressure is 130/90 mm Hg or higher - or - my triglyceride level is 150 mg or higher.

I am fairly inactive.

I exercise fewer than three times a week.

I am younger than 65 years old - and - I get little or no exercise during a typical day.

I am older than 65 years old.

I am overweight.

My waist is more than 35 inches for women and 40 inches for men.

Form and worksheets

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Your plan for losing weight

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Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Prediabetes: Reducing Type 2 Diabetes Risk Through a Lifestyle of Good Nutrition and Activity, first edition, dia-ahc-94403
Reviewed By: Allina Health Patient Education
First Published: 04/02/2009
Last Reviewed: 04/02/2009