A report by the
Centers for Disease Control states that a 6% increase in people diagnosed with
diabetes has taken place in the last few years. This increase in diagnosed cases
is in large part due to diabetes awareness programs. These are held in an effort
to reach those who may have diabetes but do not know it. Early detection will
allow you to get proper treatment and help prevent complications due to undetected
or uncontrolled diabetes.
Factors for Type 2 Diabetes in Adults
45 years of age or older
least one parent with diabetes
of at-risk ethnic group (e.g. Native American, Hispanic, and African American)
diabetes or birth of child weighing over 9 pounds
- even being as little as 10 pounds overweight
levels of High Density Lipoproteins
American Diabetes Association recommends anyone with the above risk factors to
be tested for diabetes annually.
there is not enough information on children with type 2 diabetes to define risk
factors. This disease does seem to appear most often in overweight, sedentary
children of certain racial/ethnic groups (e.g. Native American, Hispanic, and
African American). More research is needed to better identify high-risk individuals.
with permission from the New York State Department of Health Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, Division of Diabetes Translation.