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My score is 10 or higher: High Risk for Type 2 Diabetes

According to your results, it does appear that you may be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Talk to your doctor about a prediabetes blood screening test, such as an A1C blood glucose test, and join a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP).

If your doctor diagnoses you with prediabetes, here are some questions you may want to ask to learn more:

  • What do you think is causing my prediabetes?
  • What do you recommend I do to prevent my prediabetes from turning into Type 2 diabetes?
  • How long do I need to follow your recommendations to prevent Type 2 diabetes?
  • Can I lower my blood sugar by eating healthy, being physically active, reducing stress, and avoiding smoking?
  • How often should I be checked for prediabetes with a blood test?
If you do not have a doctor or regular clinic, please click here for information on local health clinics  where you can find a doctor.

The good news is that you can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes. Small steps make a big difference and can help you live a longer, healthier life.
 
Get health insurance if you do not already have it: visit the Covered California website for more information.
 
Visit diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) for information, tips on getting started, and ideas for simple, small steps you can take to help lower your risk.
 
 

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Last updated: 9/18/2018 11:24 AM