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Stop Diabetes with Early Screening

stop-diabetes-blogAre you at risk for diabetes? There’s a good chance you are—because a lot of people are on the road to diabetes. About 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes. That’s 86 million people.

And 9 out of 10 don’t know they have the condition.

If you’re overweight, have a sedentary lifestyle, or are over the age of 45, you’re at risk for diabetes and could possible have prediabetes.

Genetics is a strong risk factor. If you have a parent, sister, brother with diabetes, you’re especially at risk. Being African American, Hispanic/Latino, American-Indian, Asian-American, or Pacific Islander also increases risk.

If you had gestational diabetes while pregnant or gave birth to a baby weighing 9 pounds or more, you’re at risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It’s important to know where you stand on the path to diabetes.

Early treatment can help prevent the serious complications that may occur with a diabetes diagnosis. In fact, if you can catch the disease while it’s still in the prediabetes stage, there’s a good chance you can reverse the disease and prevent a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

PreDiabetes Centers offers free diabetes screening to anyone who thinks they may be at risk for the disease. Our screening looks at biomarkers related to diabetes, including fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin A1, fasting insulin and more.

Learn your risk and get screened today!

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