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Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes?

The questions in this assessment ask about risk factors—conditions that may put you at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) states that the more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop diabetes. This tool can tell you only about your likelihood to develop type 2 diabetes. It cannot tell you definitely whether or not you will develop diabetes.

1. Are you 45 years old or older?
2. Height
3. Weight
4. Are you
5. Do either of your natural parents, or any of your blood-related brothers or sisters, have diabetes?
6. Are you sedentary?
7. Is your family background African-American, American Indian, Asian American, Pacific Islander or Hispanic American/Latino?
8. Have you ever been told that you had “impaired glucose tolerance (IGT),” or “impaired fasting glucose (IFG)”? (A glucose tolerance test measures your blood sugar two hours after ingesting a standard amount of glucose. A fasting glucose test measures your blood glucose after you have gone at least eight hours without eating. If you had one of these tests, and it showed your blood sugar was high, you may have been told that you have “prediabetes.”)
9. Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure?
10. Have you ever been told that your HDL ("good") cholesterol was too low (35 mg/dl or lower) or that your triglyceride level was too high (250 mg/dl or more)?

This assessment is not intended to replace the evaluation of a health care professional.

Pediatric Emergency Department - Whether it’s a fall from the monkey bars or a blazing fever in the middle of the night, emergency medicine is available at Broward Health Coral Springs, 24 hours a day for the whole gamut of childhood illnesses and injuries.

Nurse with boy in playroomInpatient Pediatrics

Pediatric Sub-specialties: A broad range of pediatric sub-specialists are available to meet every need from an outpatient tonsillectomy to a complicated orthopedic surgery.

Developmental Classes & Kids Fit Programs - Super Siblings, childbirth classes, breastfeeding and more!

Pediatric Drowning Prevention - Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under five years of age in Florida. Broward Health Coral Springs is a great resource in educating families about drowning prevention.

Pediatric Surgery - equipped to handle a broad range of surgical procedures, from an outpatient tonsillectomy to a complicated orthopedic surgery.

Camp Coral Kids - Be a part of our summer excitement. It's not for everyone...only for diabetic kids ages 5 ½ -11 years. Camp Coral Kids offers a fun environment where kids can learn more about diabetes, interact with other diabetic kids and just be a kid!