Blood Sugar & Fears 

Are You at Risk?

You are at higher risk of type 2 diabetes if you are:

  • Obese
  • Have a parent, brother or sister with type 2 diabetes
  • Age 45 or older
  • Developed diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes)
  • Are not physically active
  • Belong to certain racial or ethnic groups. African Americans, Hispanic/Latino, American Indians, and some Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at particularly high risk for type 2 diabetes.

Tips for Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Even if you have prediabetes, you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by changing some habits.

Three keys to success:

  • If you are overweight, lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight. That's 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.
  • Get a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity such as brisk walking, at least five days a week
  • Eat a variety of foods that are low in fat and reduce the number of calories you eat per day.


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