Who is at risk for diabetes
Family history is the main risk factor
for type 1 diabetes. Many risk factors for type 2 diabetes are also risk factors for heart failure
. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include:ObesityCarrying body fat around the belly ("apple-shaped")Family history of diabetesLack of exercise (fewer than 3 times a week)Impaired glucose
tolerance in an earlier diabetes testDelivering a baby weighing more than 9 pounds or history of gestational diabetesHigh blood pressureLow HDL (good) cholesterol
or high LDL (bad) cholesterolPolycystic ovary syndromeCertain ethnicities, including African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander.