are overweight or obese (BMI Calculator)
are over 45 years old
have high blood pressure
have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes
are not physically active
are African American or Hispanic
had diabetes during a pregnancy, or gave birth to a baby over 9 pounds
have been told you have prediabetes
You may be able to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, even if you have one or more of the risk factors. Make sure to:
eat healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products
get at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week
lose 5-10% of your weight, if you are overweight
Try the Risk Calculator to see if you're at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Easy Eating for Busy People
Diabetes: Are You at Risk?
What is Diabetes?
Do I Have Diabetes?
These materials are available from the Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse at www.maclearinghouse.com/category/DIAB.html.
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