Diabetes Risk Profile
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the world. Currently, 1 out of every 9 adults has diabetes. Certain precautions and a change in lifestyle can prevent this serious health problem.
Diabetes Risks Factors
Age The risk for type 2 diabetes increases with age, especially after 45.
Race/Ethnic Background Indians/Asians are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Health History Health history factors linked to an increased risk of diabetes:
  • Family history of diabetes (parent,brother or sister).
  • History of gestational diabetes or gave birth to a baby more than 9 pounds or 4.08 kgs.
  • Personal history of high blood pressure (140/90 or higher).
  • Low HDL Cholesterol (<40 mg/dl) or High Triglycerides (150+ mg/dl).
  • Personal history of cardiovascular disease.
Weight/Waist circumference Excess body fat is a major risk factor for diabetes. A BMI less than 23 is recommended. If your weight is in the overweight range (BMI 23-25), it indicates an increased risk for diabetes. A BMI of 23+ or a waist circumference of 32+ inches for women or 34+ inches for men indicates high risk.
Smoking status Smoking increases risk of diabetes and many other problems. Consider stopping. It can greatly improve your health.
Activity Level A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk for diabetes. You indicate you have no regular exercise program. Aim for 30-60+ minutes daily.
Dietary Habits
  • New research shows that people who eat more fruits and vegetables daily have a lower risk of diabetes. Aim for 7-9+ servings daily.
  • Eating more whole grain breads and cereals reduces your risk for diabetes. Aim for at least 3 servings daily (e.g. brown rice, oatmeal, and whole-wheat bread and pasta).
  • One should also avoid deep fried foods, sweets and sweetened drinks like aerated water, sharbats, etc.



healthji   healthji
Women's Day

health left   health right
healthji   healthji
Search for information related to Health and wellness
Health Centers
Cardiology and HeartMen's HealthWomen's HealthMother + ChildDiabetesStressInfectious DiseaseSkinEyeCancerStop SmokingWeight ManagementSexual HealthBlood Pressure ManagementAsthmaPregnancy and Child BirthAllergyHair LossDengueCold and FluSore ThroatADHDDental & Oral HealthHigh CholesterolDepressionPolioBreast CancerFood PoisonSnoringConjunctivitisCervical CancerJaundiceGeneral HealthMigraine / HeadacheThyroidBlood SugarProstate CancerKidney DiseaseAnxietyArthritisAutismBipolar DisorderCOPDCaregivingCrohn's DiseaseEpilepsyErectile DysfunctionHealthy AgingIncontinenceMeningitisMenopauseMultiple SclerosisOsteoporosisPain ManagementParkinson's DiseaseRelationshipsSleep ManagementStomach & DigestiveOsteoarthritisPertussisOveractive BladderRheumatoid ArthritisTonsils
Search for information related to Health and wellness
Health Pages
blood pressure cancer cholesterol test diabetes diets erectile dysfunction hair loss health health articles healthy living heart diseases high cholesterol pregnancy reduce weight vagina weight wellness health plan sexual problems lower cholesterol heart attack women health asthma weight loss anxiety back problems disease symptoms immunization for children indian home remedies indian recipes Manage weight pathology tests stress facts on diabetes palin pregnancy flu diet pregnancy resources lip lines breast lumps workplace health programs find a local dentist flu treatment symptoms dental service coronary arteriosclerosis diabetes blood tests natural food to lower cholesterol wisdom tooth extraction cost lose it