Know your risk for diabetes
One out of every 10 American adults is living with diabetes. An estimated 86 million more people have prediabetes. This statistic means that 1 out of 3 adults is at risk of developing the disease.
The good news is that you can lower your health risks:
Knowing is preventing
Talk to your doctor about prediabetes testing. If you have prediabetes, here are three ways to help prevent it from turning into type 2 diabetes:
Symptoms of diabetes
- Frequent urination
- Excessive thirst
- Sudden weight loss
- Blurred vision
- Slow-to-heal cuts and bruises
Determining your risk
Quest Diagnostics offers testing and tools to help prevent, diagnose, and manage diabetes. Talk to your doctor about diabetes testing.
Quest offers several tests to help determine your risk of type 2 diabetes:
- Diabetes Risk Panel with Score–this test calculates your overall diabetes risk, and your risk over the next 8 years.
- Diabetes Risk Panel without Score–this test predicts your overall diabetes risk, but does not include your risk over the next 8 years.
- Diabetes and ASCVD Risk Panel with Scores–this test predicts your overall diabetes risk and your risk over the next 8 years. It also predicts your risk of certain heart conditions. This information is important because stroke, heart attack, and heart disease are common in patients with diabetes.