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Risk Factors for Diabetes

By December 10, 2014July 16th, 2018Health Care News, Health Care Tips

The risk factors for diabetes are:

  • People who are over 40
  • People who are overweight
  • Blood relatives of someone who has diabetes
  • Women who have given birth to babies weighing over 9 pounds or who have suffered frequent miscarriages
  • Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans

Watch for warning signs
Those at risk need to be aware of the warning signs of diabetes.  The symptoms alone might not suggest the disease, but when two or more symptoms are combined, testing is recommended.  Symptoms to watch for include:

  • Frequent urination and/or excessive thirst
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Tingling in toes and feet

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