Could you have diabetes?

To check whether you’re at risk of developing type-2 diabetes, ask yourself the following five questions:

04 June 2015
by The Clicks health team

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.