What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk?
One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness and even amputations. But type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed with healthy changes to your lifestyle. The first step is learning your risk.
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is participating in American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. On March 27, we encourage you to take a simple and anonymous one-minute test to find out whether you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. To learn your diabetes risk in 60 seconds, you will answer questions such as, “Do you have a family history of diabetes?” and “Are you physically active?” It is that simple.
Once you have taken the test, feel free to share it with friends and family. With 84 million Americans at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, someone you love could be at risk.
If you take the test and find out you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, talk to your doctor. Only your doctor can tell you for sure whether you have diabetes. Make an appointment as soon as possible, as early detection and treatment can decrease the risk of developing complications.
Learn more about this disease at diabetes.org/alertday.