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Diabetes: The Warning Signs Diabetes: The Warning Signs

Diabetes - Are you at Risk?

If you think you are at risk get tested!!

Some risk factors of Diabetes are -

  • A first degree relative with diabetes (mother/ father/sibling).
  • Age: Increasing age increases your chances of developing diabetes.
  • Waist Circumference: Men with more than 34 inches waistline and women with more than 32 inches waistline are at higher risk for diabetes.
  • Overweight: Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 23 increases the chances.
  • Hypertension: Blood pressure at or above 140/90 mm Hg increases the risk.
  • Abnormal cholesterol levels: HDL (good) cholesterol, levels under 35 mg/dl and/or a triglyceride levels over 250 mg/dl increases your risk.
  • History of gestational diabetes: Developing diabetes during pregnancy can increase your risk.
  • Sedentary lifestyle: An inactive lifestyle can increase your chances of developing diabetes.

Diabetes is not contagious. People cannot "catch" it from each other.

One in every five diabetics in the world is Indian.

Impact of uncontrolled diabetes -

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