CheckUp America

CheckUp America helps people lower their risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

What About My Risk?

There are many things, called risk factors, that affect your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Some of these risks you can change, like whether or not you smoke, and some you can't, like your age. It's important to know risk for diabetes and heart disease. Once you know your risk you can take steps to lower your risk, so you can lead a longer, healthier life.

Either way, understanding and managing your risk can help you prevent diabetes and heart disease and live a longer, better life.

Risk Factors

Know Your Risk

Your first step is to know your risk. Take our Diabetes Risk Test, use My Health Advisor, or visit your health care provider and ask about your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Most of us have risk factors that raise our risk for these deadly diseases. For many of the risk factors, there are things we can do to lower our risk.

Are You Ready to Change?

Making a few small changes to eat healthier and be more active can have a big effect on your health. Going slowly raises your chances of being able to stick with your changes. Learn how to get started.

  • Last Reviewed: September 4, 2013
  • Last Edited: October 10, 2014

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