BRAID / MDSi
University of Alberta
8308 - 114 St.,
Phone: (780) 407-1627
Fax: (780) 407-1715
ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DIABETES?
The Canadian Diabetes Association says you are at risk for diabetes if you say yes to having any of the following factors:
(If you're 40 years old or older, you should be tested for diabetes every three years. If you answer yes to having any of the other factors on the list, you should get tested every year starting before your are 40.)
Aged 40 or over.
I have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes.
I am a member of a high-risk group (Aboriginal, Hispanic, Asian, South Asian or African descent).
I have health complications that are associated with diabetes (heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease, erectile dysfunction, or nerve damage). I gave birth to a baby that weighed over 4 kg (9 lbs) at birth. I had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy).
I have been told I have impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) or impaired fasting glucose (IFG).
I have high blood pressure. I have high cholesterol or other fats in my blood.
I am overweight (especially if you carry most of your weight around your middle).
I have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
• Polycystic ovary syndrome • Acanthosis nigricans (darkened patches of skin) • Schizophrenia