You are not alone!

on 19 December 2019 by Droobi

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In 2019, nearly 463 million adults around the world live with diabetes and 1 in 2 people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and is affecting more and more people of all ages.


In fact, there are many risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes like:

  1. Family history of diabetes

  2. Excess weight or obesity

  3. Aged 40 years or older

  4. High blood pressure

  5. Low level of HDL cholesterol, or a high level of triglycerides

  6. History of gestational diabetes or gave birth to a baby weighing 4kg or more

  7. Sedentary lifestyle

  8. History of heart disease or stroke

  9. Depression

  10. Polycystic ovary syndrome

  • Use any tobacco products

  • Poor eating habits

It is true you can’t change your genes, medical history or age, however you can substantially lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by changing  your lifestyle habits like adopting healthy eating, managing stress, being more active and aiming for a healthy weight.

You can do this type 2 diabetes risk test from the American Diabetes Association to know if you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The earlier you know the better!

Don’t wait Act now.