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Diabetes II Prevention

  • heart disease
  • nerve damage
  • peripheral and/or autonomic diabetic neuropathy
  • eye problems
  • glaucoma
  • cataracts
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • kidney disease/failure
  • higher risk for gum disease

Diabetes Risks.

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Development of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Breathing problems: sleep apnea, asthma
  • Joint problems
  • Low self-esteem which can lead to depression
  • Behavioral problems
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes)
  •  Insulin resistance
  • Ethnic background: more often in Hispanic/Latino Americans, African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Alaska natives.
  • High blood pressure: blood pressure over 140/90.
  • Low levels good (HDL) cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides.
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant)
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Family history: more likely to occur when a parent or sibling has diabetes
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Age: over 45 and overweight 

OBESITY RISKS: ADULTS

OBESITY RISKS: CHILDREN & TEENS

  • Mortality
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol)
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Cancer.