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Diabetes - Are you at Risk?

Diabetes - Are you at Risk?

People with diabetes can live well by learning about their diabetes.

Warning signs of diabetes may include:  

  • Increased need to urinate  
  • Increased thirst
  • Unusual weight gain or loss
  • Sleepiness       
  • Irritability
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing cuts and bruises

             People with Type 2, or adult onset diabetes, often experience no early signs.        

 

Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes may include:             

  • People over age 45
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Overweight
  • No exercise
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Certain ethic groups, especially African-American, Hispanic, Native American and Asian.

Know Your Score