Before you reach for that glass of sweet tea or second helping of apple pie this Fourth of July, consider this: you may be among the more than 1.6 million Ohioans expected to develop obesity-related Type 2 diabetes by 2030, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
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What are my risks for diabetes?
Family History: Has any close family member been diagnosed with any form of diabetes?
Overweight/Obese: Are you or a family member overweight or have been classified by a doctor as obese?
Activity Level: Do you get less than 3 hours of exercise per week?
Blood Pressure: Do you have high blood pressure or low HDL (good) cholesterol levels?
Racial/Ethnic Background: Diabetes prevalence rates are highest among African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians.
Age: Are you older than 45?