Who is at risk?

who is at risk

Risk factors for developing diabetes include the following:

  • Being aged 35 or over
  • Being overweight (especially if you carry most of your weight around your middle.
  • Being a member of a high-risk group (in South Africa if you are of Indian descent you are at particular risk).
  • Having a family history of diabetes
  • Having given birth to a baby that weighed over 4kg at birth, or have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy
  • Having high cholesterol or other fats in the blood
  • Having high blood pressure or heart disease