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Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

September 17, 2014

Whilst you can't control all risk factors for type 2 diabetes, you can take steps to help ward off the disease.

The common risk factors for type 2 diabetes:

        Being overweight or obese.
        Having blood pressure of 140/90 or higher, or high cholesterol.
        Leading a sedentary lifestyle.
        Having cardiovascular disease.
        Being age 45 or older.
        Having an immediate family member with diabetes.
        Having had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds, or having had gestational diabetes.



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