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What Are Type 2 Diabetes Risks?

What are Type 2 Diabetes Risks?

Type 2 Diabetes is one of the most common ailments that plagues people today. It’s caused by a rise in blood sugar due to issues with insulin production. It can affect folks of any age but is more common with the 45 and older crowd. Only a doctor can diagnose Type 2 Diabetes, so if you think you may already have it, contact your doctor right away. However, if you are merely looking to be proactive – because you want to remain healthy or because you are related to individuals that already have the Type 2 for of Diabetes – then there are things you can do right away to try and prevent this from becoming a reality.


Whether diabetes runs through your family or not, your lifestyle has a big part to play in whether or not you develop Type 2 Diabetes. Here are some risk factors to take into consideration so you can begin changing your habits and lifestyle right away if any of these apply to you.

  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you live a sedentary lifestyle?
  • Have you ever had gestational diabetes? (It increases your Type 2 risk by 60%!)
  • Do you struggle with high blood sugar levels?

Answering yes to any of these questions means you are at a higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes. If you are concerned, it’s time to put a plan in place to change your current lifestyle.


Do you have family members with diabetes? Did your parents or grandparents have Type 2 Diabetes? It can be prevented, even if it runs in your family.  A simple swab test can uncover your genetic predisposition to Type 2 Diabetes. If you do a test and find that your risk is well above average, then a combination of lifestyle changes and diet modifications could prevent you from ever actually having to deal with the effects of diabetes.

When it comes to diabetes, a combination of lifestyle and genetics is often at play. Knowing your genetic risk, and changing your lifestyle, dramatically improves your chances of holding Type 2 Diabetes at bay. Find out about your level of risk by taking advantage of the Diabetes PredictÒ genetic test. Book your session today at

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