Getting Healthy - Diabetes

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COULD YOU HAVE

PREDIABETES?

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QUESTION 1 OF 7

Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?

QUESTION 2 OF 7

Do you have a sister or brother with diabetes?

QUESTION 3 OF 7

Do you have a parent with diabetes?

QUESTION 4 OF 7

Find your height on the chart. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight listed for your height?
4'10 - 129 5'8 - 177
4'11 - 133 5'9 - 182
5'0 - 138 5'10 - 188
5'1 - 143 5'11 - 193
5'2 - 147 6'0 - 199
5'3 - 152 6'1 - 204
5'4 - 157 6'2 - 210
5'5 - 162 6'3 - 216
5'6 - 167 6'4 - 221
5'7 - 172  

QUESTION 5 OF 7

Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day?

QUESTION 6 OF 7

Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?

QUESTION 7 OF 7

Are you 65 years of age or older?

YOUR SCORE IS:

You are at low risk for having prediabetes. To maintain a healthy weight, be active most days and do not use tobacco products. Eat a balanced diet that includes fruit, vegetables, and whole grains. If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, talk to your healthcare provider about your risk for type 2 diabetes.

For more information:
American Diabetes Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cabarrus County Network of Care Diabetes Prevention and Management Services

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YOUR SCORE IS:

You are at high risk for having prediabetes. Please make an appointment with your healthcare provider soon.

The good news is that people can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by losing just 5-7% of their body weight, by eating balanced meals and getting at least 150 minutes each week of physical activity such as brisk walking. Participating in a lifestyle change program such as the CDC National Diabetes Program can help you reduce your risk of diabetes by 58%.

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INFORMATION

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes.

MORE INFORMATION

86 million U.S. adults have prediabetes, 9 out of 10 do not know they have it. Prediabetes increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Place this CDC Prediabetes Screening Test widget on your home page, on your portal home page, or in your blog to help others learn their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and whether they should follow up with a doctor to take steps to protect their health.

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