1. Do any of my relatives have diabetes?
A susceptibility to the disease can run in families, so find out if your blood relatives have type-1 or type-2 diabetes.
2. Am I clinically overweight or obese?
If you have a body mass index of 25 or higher, your risk of developing insulin resistance and consequently diabetes, increases.
3. Am I a couch potato?
A sedentary lifestyle is a contributor to developing diabetes.
4. Do I have a history of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and/or heart disease?
These factors are often linked to your diet and exercise levels.
5. Am I of Indian descent?
In South Africa if you are of Indian descent you have a higher than average risk of type-2 diabetes.
Clicks Pharmacies has loads of information on diabetes prevention and treatment in store.