Posted 01/15/13 |Asked by Jackson
Anyone can develop diabetes type 2 diabetes. Persons from certain ethnic groups, including African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans, have a higher risk for diabetes.
Everyone over 45 should have a blood sugar (glucose) test at least every 3 years. Regular testing of blood sugar levels should begin at a younger age, and be performed more often if you are at higher risk for diabetes.
You may have a higher risk for developing Type 2 diabetes if you have any of the following:
Please talk with your medical provider about your risk of developing diabetes and what you can do today to reduce your risk!
-Tanya Shelton, RN CDE
Certified Diabetes Educator, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital