• Are You at Risk? 
    Calculate Your Chances for Type 2 or Pre-Diabetes

    Article from the American Diabetes Association & Livingston County News

    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.
     
    Height Weight
    4' 10"  (147 cm) 148 lbs   (67.3 kg)
    4' 11"  (150 cm) 153 lbs   (69.5 kg)
    5' 0"   (152 cm) 158 lbs   (71.8 kg)
    5' 1"   (155 cm) 164 lbs   (74.5 kg)
    5' 2"   (157 cm) 169 lbs   (76.8 kg)
    5' 3"   (160 cm) 175 lbs   (79.5 kg)
    5' 4"   (162 cm) 180 lbs   (81.8 kg)
    5' 5"   (165 cm) 186 lbs   (84.5 kg)
    5' 6"   (168 cm) 192 lbs   (87.3 kg)
    5' 7"   (170 cm) 198 lbs   (90.0 kg)
    5' 8"   (173 cm) 203 lbs   (92.3 kg)
    5' 9"   (175 cm) 209 lbs   (95.0 kg)
    5' 10" (178 cm) 216 lbs   (98.2 kg)
    5' 11" (180 cm) 222 lbs   (100.9 kg)
    6' 0"   (183 cm) 228 lbs   (103.6 kg)
    6' 1"   (185 cm) 235 lbs   (106.8 kg)
    6' 2"   (188 cm) 241 lbs   (109.5 kg)
    6' 3"   (190 cm) 248 lbs   (112.7 kg)
    6' 4"   (193 cm) 254 lbs   (115.5 kg)