Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “DIABETES“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Diabetes
Mnemonic : DIABETES
D – Dietary Habits: Poor dietary choices high in sugar and unhealthy fats can increase the risk of diabetes.
I – Insulin Resistance: Conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) can lead to insulin resistance, a significant risk factor for diabetes.
A – Age: As individuals get older, their risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases, particularly after the age of 45.
B – Body Weight: Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Excess fat can disrupt insulin function.
E – Ethnicity: Certain ethnic groups, such as African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, have a higher risk of developing diabetes.
T – Tobacco Use: Smoking and the use of tobacco products are associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
E – Exercise Habits: A sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity can contribute to the development of diabetes.
S – Stress Levels: High stress levels and poor stress management can negatively affect blood sugar levels and increase the risk of diabetes.
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