What Are the Risk Factors for Diabetes?


What are the risk factors for diabetes?


Here are the commonly-seen risk factors for diabetes:

  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Family history of diabetes
  • Habitual physical inactivity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Race/ethnicity
  • History of gestational diabetes
  • History of Impaired Fasting Glycemia (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT)
  • Abnormal lipids: HDL cholesterol equal to or lower than 35 mg/dL and/or a triglyceride level equal to or higher than 250 mg/dL


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