According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 88 million Americans have prediabetes, and almost 85% don’t know it. Find out more about diabetes and continue reading to learn about the American Diabetes Association (ADA) tools available to help with health and wellness.
Take an Online ADA Risk Test
Understanding your risk is an important step in knowing your overall health and wellness levels. The American Diabetes Association has a 60-second online test to discover if you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes.
Know the Risk Factors
There are some factors to look out for if you are concerned about prediabetes or diabetes. Knowing the signs can help you navigate the best steps for a healthy lifestyle.
Risk factors include:
- Physical inactivity
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Abnormal cholesterol (lipid) levels
Learn more about these risk factors from the CDC.
Taking Control and Healthy Living
Looking to improve the overall quality of your life? The ADA is here to help with healthy living tips that can help anyone trying to boost their wellness when it comes to diabetes. Newly diagnosed individuals, caretakers, health care professionals and people who do not know anything about diabetes can learn about the support ADA provides.
The ADA provides information on many topics. Including but not limited to:
- Nutrition and recipes
- Weight loss
- Fitness and physical activity
- Medication and treatment
- Devices and technology
- Further reading on diabetes-related topics
View their diabetes risk page to find more information and helpful resources.
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