Small Steps for Your Health
Making just a few small changes can have make a big impact on your weight and health. Learn how to make these changes step-by-step.
Eating healthy is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Staying at a healthy weight can help you prevent and manage problems like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol, and high blood glucose.
All About Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a form of fat that is carried in the blood. Unhealthy cholesterol levels can raise your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Staying active helps manage your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol and lowers your risk for pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems. Managing blood pressure can help prevent these problems.
High Blood Glucose
Managing your blood glucose (sugar) can help you prevent and manage type 2 diabetes.
Smoking causes a lot of problems in your body and can raise your risk of heart attack or stroke.
If you’ve had gestational diabetes (GDM), you’re at higher risk of having it again in future pregnancies and of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
Age, Race, Gender & Family History
There are some things that affect your risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke that you can’t change. But being aware of them can help you take smart steps to lower your risk.
Diabetes and Cancer
Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers share many risk factors. Lower your risk for both.