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Diabetes Discussion – Tip 4

American Indians and Alaska Natives are diagnosed with diabetes more often than any other ethnic group in the United States. One out of every six adults have it – and that’s double the general population’s rate. Why, you ask? Let’s dive into it.

While research suggests genetics plays a role in developing diabetes, lifestyle factors play a bigger one. Take control of your health by looking at your risks in the following categories:

It is important to be proactive when it comes to these. Read the tip below on how to do so.


Prediabetes is when your blood sugar level is higher than normal, but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes. Prediabetes often turns into diabetes when left untreated.

Combining all the tips and tricks from above can reverse your prediabetes diagnosis. Prediabetes will not go away on its own, so choose your path to a healthier future today.

Stay tuned this whole week for more information on diabetes prevention! Find updates on www.uicsl.org.