Diabetes is a disease wherein your blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. You may be concerned about your personal diabetes risk. The assessment below can help you determine your risk for developing this disease.

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Whether you are low, medium or high-risk for developing diabetes, there are lifestyle choices that can help to greatly diminish your risk.

Diabetes Risk Levels

Low Risk

There is nothing in your answers that denotes you are currently at risk for developing diabetes. That’s great news! Be sure to maintain this status by continuing to take care of yourself. Consume a healthy diet, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy weight. Remember that like many diseases, the best treatment for diabetes is prevention.

Medium Risk

While you can’t control family history, ethnic background or age, there are factors you can control that can greatly diminish your diabetes risk. If you are early pre-diabetic, start making lifestyle changes now to get on the track towards health. Proper diet and regular exercise may be a good place to start. Pay attention to what your body might be telling you.

High Risk

You may already be pre-diabetic. The good news is there are changes you can make to help potentially reverse diabetes risk. A proper diabetic diet and adequate exercise may be able to help you maintain a healthy weight, which can reduce your risk for developing diabetes. Don’t take symptoms of prediabetes lightly. Making positive changes can help you return to healthier state as well as improve your overall quality of life.

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