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DIABETES RISKS
Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include:
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Being overweight or obese
  • African American, American Indian, Asian American or Pacific Islander decent
  • Prior history of gestational diabetes
  • A birth of at least one baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • High blood pressure (140/90 mm Hg or higher)
  • Abnormal cholesterol
  • High blood sugar
  • Physical inactivity (exercising less than 2 times a week)