Diabetes is a serious chronic disease and uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney disease and other conditions.
While you can’t change some factors such as age, gender, family history, and ethno-cultural background, other risk factors for diabetes may respond to lifestyle changes. These include weight, physical activity, diet, and smoking.
If your BMI result is 25 or higher, lowering your weight may help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Even a small change in body weight or physical activity can reduce your risk.
Embrace a healthy balanced diet which emphasizes vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. Consult Canada’s Food Guide for helpful suggestions.
If you are not active, begin slowly and increase your activity gradually. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
If you smoke, it’s never too late to quit.
Every step you take to improve your health counts!
Thank you for completing the Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire.