What is Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes?
According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million Americans have diabetes and around 1.4 million new cases are diagnosed each year. What is more, the Mid-South greatly contributes to these numbers by having some of the highest diabetes rates in the country.
Based on percentage of population, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas currently account for three of the top ten highest diabetes rates by state (15.4%, 14.9% and 14.8%, respectively).
While these state-statistics (also provided by the American Diabetes Association) represent all types of diabetes, the vast majority of diagnosed cases are type 2. And even as certain uncontrollable factors may put some people at higher risk than others, the on-set of type 2 diabetes differs from type 1 in that it can be prevented or delayed by making healthy lifestyle choices.
Take the American Diabetes Association’s Type 2 Diabetes Quiz
Are you ready to take a first step toward type 2 diabetes awareness and prevention? An easy way to get started is by taking the American Diabetes Association’s quiz below. This resource is designed to help you learn about your controllable and uncontrollable type 2 diabetes risk factors as well as your overall risk level. Please note that this quiz is NOT meant to take the place of a diagnosis or advice from a doctor; however, you are encouraged to share the results with your primary care physician or specialist.
Take the assessment below and know your numbers.