Are all people with pre-diabetes overweight?
Although weight plays an important role in who might develop pre-diabetes, not all people with pre-diabetes are overweight. Even if you are thin you could still develop pre-diabetes.
If your family members have a history of type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis you may be at risk for pre-diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association and National Institutes of Health both recommend that all people age 45 and older – regardless of their weight and family history get screened for pre-diabetes.
- Who should be tested for pre-diabetes?
- Who should be tested for insulin resistance?
- Signs and Symptoms of Insulin Resistance
- Risk Factors for Pre-Diabetes