Diabetes Risk Checklist for Type 2 Diabetes
- How old are you? If you are older, you are at more risk to acquire Type 2 Diabetes.
- Do you have abnormally high blood pressure? High blood pressure and diabetes can be linked and cause some of the same effects. Diabetes can also cause high blood pressure.
- What is your ethnicity? Many ethnicities, such as Native American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American, and African-Americans are more likely to have diabetes.
- What is your BMI (Body Mass Index)? People with over 25 BMI are overweight and are more likely to acquire diabetes.. BMI can be calculated by your weigh in kilograms divided by your height in meters.
- Do you exercise regularly? Exercising and/or being physically active can lower your risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Being inactive can greatly increase your chance of acquiring diabetes.
- Do any of your family members have diabetes? Diabetes can be genetically passed on and having multiple family members with diabetes might mean that you are prone to having diabetes.
- What is your biological gender? Depending on your gender, you may be prone to diabetes. Diabetes is also more severe in women.
- What is your sugar intake? The American Heart Association that women that intake over 25 grams of sugar a day and men take, at most, 36 grams of sugar a day.
- What is your A1C. A normal A1C is below 5.7%. Prediabetic is 5.7%-6.4% and diabetic is 6.5% and above.