Are You at Risk for Diabetes? Find Out with Our Free Assessment Understanding your diabetes risk Understanding your diabetes risk Did you know that 13 million adults in California have prediabetes or undiagnosed diabetes? Prediabetes is when your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but it’s not high enough to be considered diabetes. Think of it as a warning sign. Diabetes is a serious disease that can lead to heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. It is possible to prevent this from happening. Take the first step today — take our free assessment. Risk factors that may contribute to diabetes Risk factors that may contribute to diabetes AgeThe older you are, the more likely you are to be at risk for diabetes. You can take steps to prevent diabetes through a healthy lifestyle. EthnicitySome ethnicities are at a higher risk. African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a higher risk of developing prediabetes and diabetes. GenderMen are at a higher risk of having prediabetes and developing type 2 diabetes than women.Gestational diabetesWomen who have had gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.High blood pressureHigh blood pressure increases your risk for type 2 diabetes. Physical activityRegular physical activity keeps your glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol in a healthy state. Exercise is a great way to prevent prediabetes, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. WeightYour BMI, or body mass index is the combination of your weight and height. The higher your BMI, the more likely you are to be at risk for diabetes. Why choose Scripps for diabetes care Why choose Scripps for diabetes care Clinical research Clinical research Scripps Health is an international leader in managing and preventing diabetes. With the help of our research team, we work hard to provide you with the best care. Specialized services Specialized services Scripps Health offers the best services and programs for our patients. Through educational programs, health fairs, cooking classes and support groups we help people throughout San Diego learn how to prevent and manage diabetes. San Diego’s best hospital for diabetes San Diego’s best hospital for diabetes Recognized as one of America’s best in diabetes care, we serve the San Diego community best. Learn more Take charge of your health and learn more about the Scripps Healthy Living, Diabetes Prevention and Diabetes Education programs. Call 800-727-4777 to register for a free orientation session with the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute.