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Test: How likely am I to get diabetes?

Prediabetes Risk Test

 1 in 3 adults in the USA have prediabetes and are likely to develop type 2 diabetes in only a few years! 84% of them don’t even know they have it!

Let’s find out if you’re at risk — and if you find you are, do not worry! Simply, losing 10-20 lbs and being active for an average of 30 minutes a day slashes your risk of developing diabetes by almost 60%! But we’ll get that into that later…

Look at the chart. What is your Weight Category: 1 point, 2 points, 3 point, or do you weigh less than the 1 point column?

Risk Profile: Extremely High

According to the American Diabetes Association, lab results indicating prediabetes are:

  • An A1C of 5.7%–6.4%
  • Fasting blood sugar of 100–125 mg/dl
  • An Oral Glucose Tolerance Test 2 hour blood sugar of 140 mg/dl–199 mg/dl

However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.

Risk Profile: High

You are at increased risk for having prediabetes, which means you are at high risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.

If you are African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American, or Pacific Islander, you are at higher risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Also, if you are Asian American, you are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes at a lower weight (about 15 pounds lower than weights in the 1 Point column). Talk to your doctor to see if you should have your blood sugar tested

Risk Profile: Unclear

Based on your answers this test cannot exclude that you are indeed at high risk – sorry! The best way to find out for sure is to do a blood draw. Talk to your doctor regarding your concerns about diabetes, so that you can find out for a fact what your risk level is.

Risk Profile: Lower

While the test can’t give a definitive answer, only a medical professional can do that, right now it doesn’t look like you’re at immediate risk of prediabetes. If you have a history of diabetes in your family, have had gestational diabetes, or are overweight/obese, and especially if you’re also not active, then definitely share your concerns with a doctor so that you clarify your risk profile.

Risk Profile: Additionally increased because of gestational diabetes history

Women with gestational diabetes are at high risk of developing prediabetes, even if they don’t have the traditional characteristics of diabetes, such as obesity. The best way to find out for sure is to discuss your diabetes concerns with your doctor, and follow their advice.

At Fitness Reloaded we help women who have a history of gestational diabetes decrease their lifetime risk through our lifestyle program. 

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