What are the risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes?
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According to the CDC, about 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes. That is 34 million Americans and growing. Of the 34 million, 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes.
Common Diabetes Risk Factors
Age: As you age, you increase your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
Height and Weight: Being overweight increases your chances of being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
Gender: Men are more likely than women to be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
high Blood Pressure: Having high blood presure can increase your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
Physically Active: Having an inactive life style can increase your chances of being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.