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Diabetes risk factors

March 14, 1997

Each day, some 1,700 people are diagnosed with diabetes. It is more common amoung African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders. You are at higher risk if:

  • You are older than 45
  • You are overweight
  • You do not exercise regularly
  • You have a family history of diabetes
  • You are a woman who has had a baby weighed more than 9 pounds at birth

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