Could you have prediabetes?
Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes.
Take the test – know your score!
1. Are you a man or a woman?
2. If you are a woman, have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
3. Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes?
4. Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?
5. Are you physically active?
6. What is your weight and height?
7. How old are you?
If your score is 5 or higher:
You are at increased risk for having prediabetes and are at high risk for type 2 diabetes.
However, only your health care provider can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or
prediabetes. Talk to your health care provider to see if additional testing is needed.
Find out how you can reverse prediabetes and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program at https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention/lifestyle-program.
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