Are you at the risk for developing diabetes? Take this test for evaluation

Am I at the risk of developing diabetes

Diabetes is a common word used by doctors and patients to refer the health condition diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders. This disorder surfaces when carbohydrate metabolism gets imbalanced and blood glucose level increases. The cause of diabetes may be inadequate supply of insulin hormone or inability of body cells to respond to this hormone. More than 385 million people throughout the world suffer from this disorder. The most common diabetes symptoms are

Are you at the risk for developing diabetes? Take this test for evaluation  .

I am a Man

  • I am age 45 or older
  • I am overweight
  • I have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes
  • My family background is African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, or Pacific Islander American
  • My blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, or I have been told that I have high blood pressure.
  • My cholesterol levels are higher than normal. My HDL, or good, cholesterol is below 35, or my triglyceride level is above 250.
  • I am fairly inactive
  • On previous testing, I had prediabetes—an A1C level of 5.7 to 6.4 percent, impaired fasting glucose (IFG), or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).
  • I have other clinical conditions associated with insulin resistance, such as a condition called acanthosis nigricans, characterized by a dark, velvety rash around my neck or armpits.
  • I have a history of Cardio Vascular disease

 

Compare your points with the following table
Points checked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Percentage of risk 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100


I am a Women
  • I am age 45 or older
  • I am overweight
  • I have a parent, brother, or sister with diabetes
  • My family background is African American, Alaska Native, American Indian, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, or Pacific Islander American
  • I have had gestational diabetes
  • I gave birth to at least one baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • My blood pressure is 140/90 or higher, or I have been told that I have high blood pressure.
  • My cholesterol levels are higher than normal. My HDL, or good, cholesterol is below 35, or my triglyceride level is above 250.
  • I am fairly inactive.
  • I have polycystic ovary syndrome, also called PCOS.
  • On previous testing, I had prediabetes—an A1C level of 5.7 to 6.4 percent, impaired fasting glucose (IFG), or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).
  • I have other clinical conditions associated with insulin resistance, such as a condition called acanthosis nigricans, characterized by a dark, velvety rash around my neck or armpits.
  • I have a history of Cardio Vascular disease.

Compare your points with the following table
Points checked 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Percentage of risk 8% 15% 23% 31% 38% 46% 54% 62% 69% 77% 85% 92% 100%


Information curtsey National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse Ayurvedic Tips to prevent Diabetes

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