Prediabetes: What You Need to Know

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  • What Are the Symptoms and Signs?
  • What Causes Prediabetes?
  • What Are the Risk Factors?
  • How Can I Be Tested for It?
  • Prepping for Your Test
  • Does Prediabetes Automatically Turn Into Type 2 Diabetes?
  • Do You Know the Dangers?
  • What Is Prediabetes?
  • African-Americans and Prediabetes/Diabetes

What Are the Risk Factors?

They include: Being overweight/obese; having a family history of diabetes; having heart disease; having low “good” cholesterol and high “bad” cholesterol; having a history of gestational (pregnancy induced) diabetes; giving birth to a baby that weighed over 9 pounds; being a person of color and being 45 or older. But keep in mind, you can be any age and be prediabetic. 

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