Are You at Risk for Diabetes?
There are three major types of the disease: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. With all three, your body can't make or use insulin. One of every four people with diabetes doesn't know they have it. Are you at risk?
What is your age bracket?
How many times per week do you exercise?
Do you have a low level of HDL "good" cholesterol?
Do you have a high level of triglycerides?
What is your ethnic background?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Do you have a parent or sibling with diabetes?
Make an appointment with your general practitioner to find out more.
You are not at high risk but it's important to follow up with your annual physical.