Diabetes Risk Assesment



Diabetes is a serious condition that causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Currently, diabetes affects more than 29 million people.


Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be reduced or eliminated by weight loss, healthier eating, and increased physical activity. More than 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes.


Prediabetes may be reversible; diabetes has no cure.


Chances are you know at least one person with diabetes and the likelihood that you know one of the 86 million Americans with prediabetes is even greater. Only about 9 million people know they have prediabetes, a potentially reversible condition.


The percentage of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older with prediabetes in 2009-2012 was similar for non-Hispanic whites (35%), African Americans (39%), and Hispanic/Latinos (38%).


Cases of diabetes in the U.S., 2010-2012
7.6% Non-Hispanic whites
9.0% Asian American
12.8% Hispanic/Latino
13.2% African American
15.9% American Indian/Alaska Natives
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014


Over half (51%) of all Americans with prediabetes are aged 65 or older. Nearly 40% of adults with diabetes are 65 years or older.


Total: By age:
20 years or older 28.9 million
20-44 4.3 million
45-64 13.4 million
65 years or older 11.2 million
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014


Click on this quick and easy quiz to learn your risk for prediabetes.


If you have taken the test, ARE YOU AT RISK?

The YMCA and these other national organizations are standing together to urge everyone to learn their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.


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Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211


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Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788


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