Risk FactorsRisk factors for diabetes include age, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, family history, hypertension, and dyslipidemia (including high blood cholesterol or triglycerides). The more risk factors a person has, the greater his or her chance of developing diabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which a person's blood sugar levels are elevated but not quite high enough to meet the clinical threshold for diabetes. Unless steps are taken, most people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes. Having had gestational diabetes during pregnancy is also a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.
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