What Do You Know About Prediabetes?
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Anyone age 45 or older should be tested for diabetes, says the NIDDK. Because your risk rises as you get older, talk with your healthcare provider about testing if you are 45 or older. If you are younger than 45, you should be tested if you are overweight and at least one of these describes you:
- A family history of diabetes
- Low HDL cholesterol levels and high triglyceride levels
- High blood pressure
- A history of cardiovascular disease, such as a heart attack or a stroke
- A history of diabetes during pregnancy or a baby born weighing more than 9 pounds
- A member of a minority group that includes African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Hispanic American, or Asian American/Pacific Islander