Lower Your Risk

Lower Your Risk

We're so glad about your interest in boosting your health. You can lower your risk of serious problems, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease with some simple steps. The resources on this page can help you learn how.


Staying at a healthy weight can help you prevent and manage problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, and high blood glucose.

Healthy Eating

Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Physical Activity

Physical activity can do a lot for you, even if you haven’t been very active lately.

Explore: Lower Your Risk

  • CheckUp America

    Lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease with CheckUp America.

  • Small Steps for Your Health

    Making just a few small changes can have make a big impact on your weight and health. Learn how to make these changes step-by-step.

  • High Blood Glucose

    Managing your blood glucose (sugar) can help you prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.

  • High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems. Managing blood pressure can help prevent these problems.

  • All About Cholesterol

    Unhealthy cholesterol levels can raise your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

  • Age, Race, Gender & Family History

    There are some things that affect your risk that you can't change. Being aware of them can help you take smart steps to lower your risk.

  • Gestational Diabetes

    If you've had gestational diabetes, you’re at higher risk of it in future pregnancies and of type 2 diabetes later in life.

  • Smoking

    Smoking causes a lot of problems in your body and can raise your risk of heart attack or stroke.

  • Diabetes and Cancer

    Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers share many risk factors. Lower your risk for both.