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Diabetes – Your Risk

Diabetes – Your Risk

Who is at risk for diabetes?

Some of the risk factors for diabetes include:

  • A higher-than-normal blood glucose level (prediabetes)
  • A family history of diabetes
  • Being older than 45 years of age
  • Not being physically active
  • Being overweight
  • Having low HDL “good” cholesterol, high triglycerides or high blood pressure. (6)


What are the symptoms of diabetes?

  • Extreme thirst
  • Having to urinate often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Sores or cuts that heal slowly
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Tingling or numbness in your feet/hands
  • Blurred vision
  • You may have one or more of these symptoms, or you may have no symptoms at all. (7)


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