Diabetes Risk

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While diabetes occurs in people of all ages and races, some groups have a higher diabetes risk than others. Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population.

Steps to Reduce your Diabetes Risk

  1. Keeping your weight in control by eating properly and exercising
  2. Reducing your weight if necessary, according to your doctor's recommendations
  3. Participating in daily activities and exercise that promote good health
  4. Consuming a diet low in fat, while getting the recommended daily doses of fruits and vegetables

Diabetes Risk and Weight

The simple fact is that Type 2 diabetes is directly linked to obesity. Currently it is estimated that 18-20 million people in the United States have diabetes and out of that number over 5 million people are not aware they have the disease. If you feel you are at risk for becoming diabetic or have strong family history of diabetes, you should consult your doctor for steps you can take to reduce your risk.

Diabetes Risk and Life at Diabetes

Our goal at Life with Diabetes is to provide you with all the information and motivation to help you lead a healthier lifestyle and reduce your diabetes risk. We hope that you take the risks associated with becoming diabetic serious. Remember; even if you are at risk due to family history or categorization, your still have the opportunity to reduce your diabetes risk by following some simple and healthy steps.

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