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Risk Factors

Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes share many risk factors, such as being overweight, being 45 years or older, and being physically active less than 3 times a week. In fact, prediabetes is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Find out what you can do to lower your risk and improve your health.

Season 2 Videos

Diabetes & Smoking: A Dangerous Duo

Smokers are at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes and other complications.

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes (30 seconds)

Older age, obesity, family history. Find out what else increases your risk.

Season 1 Videos

Know the Risk Factors

Got any risk factors for type 2 diabetes? Here’s how you can prevent or delay it.

Diabetes & Smoking

Diabetes and smoking are double trouble. Find out the many benefits of being a quitter.

  • Page last reviewed: September 19, 2017
  • Page last updated: September 19, 2017
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    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation