Are You At Risk For Diabetes?Print
Almost 1.5 million adult Americans are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes each year. Think that’s a scary number? Here’s another one: There are an estimated 8 million Americans walking around who have diabetes and don’t even know it yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose or blood sugar levels are too high – and it’s a disease you want to catch early. Left untreated, it can lead to blindness, amputations, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke, among other serious, debilitating health issues.
While anyone could develop Type 2 diabetes, there are certain risk factors that make it more likely you will develop this disease. Do you know if you’re at risk?
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors
- Are you overweight?
- Do you carry your weight in your abdomen?
- Are you sedentary?
- Do you have a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes?
- Are you older than 45?
- Do you have prediabetes?
- Are you black, Hispanic, native American or Asian?
- Did you have gestational diabetes during pregnancy?
The more questions you answered yes, the higher your risk of developing diabetes in the future. The good news is that Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable when you make the right lifestyle choices. Here’s how:
Lower Your Risk
- Maintain a healthy weight – even losing 10 pounds can help cut blood sugar levels
- Cut back carb, sugar and saturated fat intake
- Get active
- Use Res-Q 105MAX Blood Sugar Support to support blood sugar metabolism and help reduce cravings*
Have you already been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Your lifestyle choices still matter – in fact, they matter now more than ever!
- Get 150-300 minutes of moderate to high intensity exercise each week
- Eat more vegetables, lean meats and low-fat dairy
- Use Res-Q 1250 to support your heart health and circulation*
- Learn everything you can about how to manage your blood sugar levels
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is recommended that a physician be consulted before taking any supplements.