Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes.
Obesity and Health Problems
Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a condition that includes the presence of a cluster of risk factors specific for cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome greatly raises the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, or all three.
Metabolic Syndrome Worksheet
To help manage your condition, fill in the dates on which you had or will have the tests or checkups described here.
Type 2 Diabetes
When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes. Insulin helps the cells in the body absorb glucose, or sugar, for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood resulting in “high blood sugar.”
Take Action to Beat Heart Disease
Even if you already have atherosclerosis or have had a heart attack, there’s a lot you can do to prevent future heart problems.
Risks of Physical Inactivity
Lack of physical activity has clearly been shown to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. It is far more common than generally understood. Sleep apnea happens in all age groups and both genders.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Heartburn
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a digestive disorder. It is caused when gastric acid from your stomach flows back up into your food pipe or esophagus.