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What are the risks?

What are the risk factors?

• If you are Native American
• Age greater than 45 years
• Diabetes during a previous pregnancy
• Excess body weight (especially around the waist)
• Family history of diabetes
• Given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
• HDL cholesterol under 35
• High blood levels of triglycerides, a type of fat molecule (250 mg/dL or more)
• High blood pressure (greater than or equal to 130/80 mmHg)
• Impaired glucose tolerance
• Low physical activity level
• Poor nutrition

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