Prediabetes Symptoms and Risk Factors
Prediabetes often shows no symptoms and frequently goes undetected until serious health problems arise, such as type 2 diabetes. That’s why it’s important to talk to your doctor about getting your blood sugar tested if you have any of the risk factors for prediabetes, which include:
- Being overweight
- Being 45 years or older
- Having a parent or sibling with type 2 diabetes
- Being physically active less than 3 times a week
- Ever having gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or gave birth to a baby who weighed more than 9 pounds
Race and ethnicity are also a factor: African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, American Indians, Pacific Islanders, and some Asian Americans are at higher risk.
Ready to find out your risk? Take the quiz at DoIHavePrediabetes.org to find out. If your quiz results or your doctor have identified that you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, UC has resources that can help.
The Solera program—offered at no cost to you through Anthem—is a 16-week, cutting-edge program that offers tools and techniques to lower blood sugar to within the normal range. For more information, call Anthem Health Guide toll-free at (844) 437-0486, Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PT. Take the quiz to see if you’re a candidate for the Solera program.
Lose Weight for Less
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and adopting healthier eating and exercise habits can significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Anthem offers discounts on programs such as Weight Watchers and Skinny Gene Project, as well as gym memberships and fitness equipment. Learn more.