We’re so glad about your interest in boosting your health. You can lower your risk of serious problems, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease with some simple steps.
Staying at a healthy weight can help you prevent and manage problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, and high blood glucose.
Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Physical Activity Physical activity can do a lot for you, even if you haven’t been very active lately.
High Blood Glucose
Managing your blood glucose (sugar) can help you prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
Pressure High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems. Managing blood pressure can help prevent these problems.
Unhealthy cholesterol levels can raise your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Age, Race, Gender & Family History There are some things that affect your risk that you can’t change. Being aware of them can help you take smart steps to lower your risk.
If you’ve had gestational diabetes, you’re at higher risk of it in future pregnancies and of type 2 diabetes later in life.
Smoking causes a lot of problems in your body and can raise your risk of heart attack or stroke. Diabetes and Cancer Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers share many risk factors.
Source: Lower Your Risk Check Up
America Lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease with Check Up America. Small Steps for Your Health Making just a few small changes can have make a big impact on your weight and health. Learn how to make these changes step-by-step.
The resources on this page are courtesy of the American Diabetes Association