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Could You Have Prediabetes?

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Could You Have Prediabetes?

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Question 1 of 7:

Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?

Question 2 of 7:

Do you have a sister or brother with diabetes?

Question 3 of 7:

Do you have a parent with diabetes?

Question 4 of 7:

Find your height on the chart. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight listed for your height?
4'10 - 129 5'8 - 177
4'11 - 133 5'9 - 182
5'0 - 138 5'10 - 188
5'1 - 143 5'11 - 193
5'2 - 147 6'0 - 199
5'3 - 152 6'1 - 204
5'4 - 157 6'2 - 210
5'5 - 162 6'3 - 216
5'6 - 167 6'4 - 221
5'7 - 172  

Question 5 of 7:

Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day?

Question 6 of 7:

Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?

Question 7 of 7:

Are you 65 years of age or older?

Your Score Is:

This means your risk is probably low for having prediabetes now. Keep your risk low. If you're overweight, lose weight. Be active most days, and don't use tobacco. Eat low-fat meals with fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods. If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, talk to your health care provider about your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Learn more about preventing type 2 diabetes and its complications.

Your Score Is:

This means your risk is high for having prediabetes. Please make an appointment with your health care provider soon. If you don't have insurance and can't afford a visit to your provider, contact your local health department.

You can also learn more about healthy eating, including special recipes and diets for people with diabetes or prediabetes, and ways to energize your life with regular, moderate levels of activity.

Information

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.

More Information

Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults have prediabetes, but just 7% know they have it. Prediabetes increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Place this CDC Prediabetes Screening Test widget on your home page, on your portal home page, or in your blog to help others learn their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and whether they should follow up with a doctor to take steps to protect their health.

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http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes

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