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Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes


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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