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  • 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 140/90 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.

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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

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