What's Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?

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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.

What Is Diabetes? 

What is diabetes? If you’re asking that question, chances are you or someone you care about has it. Yet the most common kind of diabetes can be reversed.

Statins and Type 2 Diabetes 

If you have high cholesterol, taking statins can lower your risk of heart disease. But statins may promote diabetes. Get the facts to protect your health.

Type 2 Diabetes Quiz

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. And millions more have diabetes but don't know it, the CDC says. Yet diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. See how much you know about this long-term disease by taking this quiz.

1. What portion of people with diabetes has type 2 diabetes?

What Is Glycemic Load? 

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

How to Prevent Dementia  

Prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are marked by insulin resistance — and preventing or reversing insulin resistance may prevent dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

Diabetes Could Cost You a Bundle 

As healthcare costs increase, and health insurance reimbursements decrease, know you'll spend $5,000 more a year for healthcare than healthy people if you have diabetes.

Link Between Psoriasis and Diabetes 

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition that can affect many other areas of your health. The more severe your psoriasis, the higher your risk of diabetes.

Early Signs of Diabetes 

Learn the early signs of diabetes. Millions of Americans have diabetes and don’t know it, and tens of millions haven’t heard that they have prediabetes.