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Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Take the first step now to help prevent diabetes from entering your life. Answer the following questions to determine your greatest areas of risk. The more "yes" answers, the greater your risk. Any "yes" answer means you should take preventive measures now.

Forty percent of the children or siblings of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes will eventually develop diabetes unless they take steps to prevent it. Does your parent, brother or sister have type 2 diabetes?     Yes     No

People in some ethnic groups have two to three times the risk of developing diabetes compared to all people. Are you African American/Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic, or Asian/Pacific Islander?     Yes    No

More than 40 percent of people with diabetes have abnormal blood fat levels. This increases their risk of heart disease up to four times that of the general population. Do you have abnormal cholesterol or blood fat?     Yes     No     Don't Know

The longer you are overweight and the more overweight you are, the greater your risk for diabetes. Is your weight more than or equal to the weight listed in the chart for your height? (The chart gives weights that are 20 percent over ideal weights.)    Yes     No

Weight Chart
(shows 20 percent over maximum ideal weights without shoes or clothing)

Women

 

Men

 

Height

Weight

Height

Weight

(inches)

(pounds)

(inches)

(pounds)

4'9"

127 lbs

5'2"

151 lbs

4'10"

131 lbs

5'3"

155 lbs

4'11"

134 lbs

5'4"

158 lbs

5'0"

138 lbs

5'5"

163 lbs

5'1"

142 lbs

5'6"

168 lbs

5'2"

146 lbs

5'7"

174 lbs

5'3"

151 lbs

5'8"

179 lbs

5'4"

157 lbs

5'9"

184 lbs

5'5"

162 lbs

5'10"

190 lbs

5'6"

167 lbs

5'11"

196 lbs

5'7"

172 lbs

6'0"

202 lbs

5'8"

176 lbs

6'1"

208 lbs

5'9"

181 lbs

6'2"

214 lbs

5'10"

186 lbs

6'3"

220 lbs

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information

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What are the types of diabetes?

Who is at risk for diabetes?

How is diabetes diagnosed?

What is the treatment for diabetes?

What to expect if you are diagnosed

Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Low blood glucose

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