Type 2 diabetes has many more risk factors to watch out for. These include high blood pressure, irregular cholesterol levels, a low activity level, a history of cardiovascular disease, impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose (also known as Prediabetes), or other clinical conditions associated with insulin resistance, such as acanthosis nigricans. A high BMI (body mass index) - check yours here.
**Men are at a higher risk for heart disease than women, which can in turn increase the risk for diabetes.
**Women who have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) or have had pregnancy-related diabetes (also known as gestation diabetes) are up to seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
Want to check your Risk Factors? Take this simple risk test at the American Diabetes Association.
If you think you are at a high risk for developing diabetes, definitely talk with your doctor.