Get smart about risks and diabetes prevention.

With early detection and awareness, you can take steps to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Small changes lead to big results.

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, know that small changes to your lifestyle will lower your risk. Your doctor will help you create a plan and set goals that work for you. They may also refer you to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognized, evidence-based lifestyle change program. Don’t hesitate to ask for help along your journey.

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Overweight? Know the impact.

If you’re overweight, it impacts more than your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It leads to unhealthy cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, high blood sugar and even stroke. The good news? Losing just 10-15 pounds can make a big difference.

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Need more reasons to quit?

You already know smoking is bad for you. What you may not know is that it reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches your organs and causes a range of issues, from high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol to heart attack and stroke.
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High blood pressure risks

If you have high blood pressure, you're not alone; it affects nearly one in three American adults. High blood pressure makes your heart work harder, which raises your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other problems. And you may need medication to get it under control, fast.
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High blood sugar gets real

Diabetes, among other things, can cause blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. High blood sugar can have serious long-term complications, such as heart disease, nerve damage, kidney damage and more.
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The diabetes-cancer link

Researchers are continuing to explore the link between type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. The two share some risk factors, from age, gender and ethnicity to lifestyle factors like inactivity, smoking and alcohol.

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