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Blood Sugar: Family History and Type Diabetes

blood sugar: An estimated one million Canadians currently living with the disease don't even know it, according to The Chronicle Herald. Find out where you stand by taking the Canadian Diabetes Risk Assessment Questionnaire CANRISK which uses the following criteria to determine how likely you are to develop the disease Your age and gender Your body mass index and waist circumference Your family history and ethnic background Your blood sugar and pressure Your lifestyle diet and exercise If you get a high score, don't panic. For the occasion, CDA is heading a month-long campaign urging Canadians to find out if they are at risk of prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. There are many ways you can minimize your risk, on your own or with the help of a doctor, such as Being physically active Limiting trans fats and sugar in your diet and eating regular, balanced meals Reducing your alcohol intake Not smoking Monitoring and controlling your cholesterol levels and blood pressure If you start to experience symptoms of diabetes which include unusual thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, blurred vision and unexpected weight change consult your healthcare provider immediately. Because early detection is key, take a few minutes this November to find out if you should make some lifestyle changes before it's too late. While the complications of diabetes can be severe, they can mostly be prevented with proper management. ( As reported in the news.