Health Center - Diabetes
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Health Tip: Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes
Including carrying extra weight
(HealthDay News) -- People with type 2 diabetes either don't produce enough insulin, or their bodies don't process insulin correctly. More than 90 percent of people with diabetes have type 2, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says.
Here's the academy's list of risk factors for type 2 diabetes: