November 13, 2023
We are sharing ways to understand your personal risk for type 2 diabetes. This information is provided by Ligaya Scarlett, FNP, clinical lead of Venice Family Clinic’s Mayer B. Davidson, MD Diabetes Program.
Did you know that in Los Angeles County, 1 in 10 people have type 2 diabetes?
Diabetes can lead to various health complications such as heart problems, kidney damage, eye problems, nerve damage, and more.
Some of the risks for developing type 2 diabetes are:
You may also be at higher risk if you:
If any of these risk factors apply to you, make sure you speak with a health care provider about it as soon as possible.
While you wait for your appointment, you can see what your risk may be by taking a free 60-second test from the American Diabetes Association.
Now is a perfect time to know your risk and take proactive steps to lower your chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
Learn more about how Venice Family Clinic provides care to people with diabetes:
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