Women who have had gestational diabetes have a 35% to 60% chance of developing diabetes in the next 10–20 years.
Estimated this accounts for about 90% to95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.
25.8 million people or 8.3% of the U.S. population. Diagnosed - 18.8 million people. Undiagnosed - 7 million people. All ages.
The 2006 Clark County rate of adults diagnosed with diabetes was 8% which is similar to national rates. In 2006, students diagnosed with diabetes ranged from 4-6% among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders.
During 2002–2005, 3,600 youth werediagnosed with type 2 diabetes annually.
Over age 45. A family history of diabetes. Certain racial and ethnic groups (e.g., Non- Hispanic Blacks, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians and Alaska Natives) Women who had gestational diabetes, or who have had a baby weighing 9 pounds or more at birth. Overweight . Lack of regular exercise. Low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides, high blood pressure. Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and/or impaired fasting glucose (IFG).
Its easier to make lifestyle changes one step at a time—over months and years. Think of each small step as one piece of your effort to change your habits.
Record exercise Type Duration Record food & drink for 3 days Everything you put in your mouth Not quantity or calories