25.8 million Americans have diabetes — 8.3 percent of the U.S. population. Of these, 7 million do not know they have the disease. This is precisely why we've developed this screening for you.
Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin and/or the body cannot properly use insulin which is used to properly metabolize glucose (sugar) ingested from your diet. When glucose builds up in your blood instead of going into cells, it causes many different types of complications. Before people develop diabetes, they usually have "pre-diabetes" which is curable with improvement of lifestyle choices including physical activity and better nutrition. Your doctor can do a simple blood test to determine if you have diabetes, but until then you may want to take this screening to:
- Check your risk for diabetes
- Get a free action plan
- Get a referral for diabetes blood work
- Print a letter for your doctor
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. Never ignore professional medical advice in treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, dial 911.
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