Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

Take the Assessment

The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors. These are conditions that may put you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) says that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes. This tool can tell you only about your likelihood to develop type 2 diabetes. It cannot tell you definitely whether or not you will develop diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Symptoms 

Type 1 diabetes symptoms mimic the flu. Some symptoms of high blood sugar are quite similar to flu traits. Here are early signs of diabetes.

Fasting Blood Glucose Test 

A fasting blood glucose test lets your doctor screen you for diabetes and other dangerous conditions. Who should get a fasting blood glucose test? Learn here.

What Is Glycemic Load? 

Many alternatives have been developed to evaluate how foods affect blood sugar, including glycemic load.

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms 

Type 2 diabetes symptoms can hide for months, so get your blood sugar checked once a year. Here are the symptoms you should discuss with your doctor if you have them.

Diabetes: Test Your Knowledge

If you have diabetes, taking steps right away to control it will help you avoid complications that may come up later. This multiple-choice quiz will help you with important answers now. It is based on information from the American Diabetes Association, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the CDC.

1. Diabetes happens because of which of these?