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DIABETES RISK ASSESMENT

Diabetes Risk Assesment

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES? 

 

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?

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Yes, I'm at risk

Thank you for learning your risk! Did you know that making small, measurable changes can reduce your risk and help you live a happier healthier life? Change is tough—we can help.

 

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting lifestyle changes. National Institutes of Health research has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduces new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and over 71% in adults over the age of 60.

 

You’re not alone. More than 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes but  most are not aware of it. Now that you know, Contact Erin Widener at erin@ymcaalaska.org or 907-563-3211 for more information on our Diabetes Prevention Program.  You can download our Diabetes Prevention Program Intake Form HERE >

No, I'm not at risk

Thank you for learning your risk! Maintaining a healthy weight, eating healthy food, and getting regular physical activity may help you continue to reduce your risk for diabetes.

 

You may not be at risk, but the reality is that someone you know is and probably does not know it. More than 86 million people have prediabetes but only about 9 million are aware of it.  Share this info with 10 other people to help them learn there risk.

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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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Midtown Location (Main)


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

        

Southside Location


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

        

Mat-Su Location


The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE

        
Youth Development Center