Are You at Risk?
If someone you know has diabetes - particularly a family member - you're probably wondering whether you could develop it, too. The American Diabetes Association has revised its Diabetes Risk Test according to a new, more accurate statistical model. The updated test includes some new risk factors, and projects risk for pre-diabetes as well as diabetes. The test is a simple flow chart that helps you to easily assess your risk factors. You can take the test at http://diabetes.org/risk-test.jsp. Then talk to your doctor if the results suggest you have or may develop diabetes.
In addition to checking out the Diabetes Risk Test on line, you can check the...
At-Risk Weight Chart
At your height, is your weight equal to or more than the at-risk weight?
If yes, then your weight could be considered a risk factor.