Text Size: A / A
Print Email

At Risk for Diabetes

More than a third of Americans have metabolic syndrome, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, according to the American Heart Association. You could be at risk for metabolic syndrome, also called insulin resistance syndrome, if you have three or more of these symptoms: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, high triglyceride levels or a waist circumference larger than 35 inches if you are a woman or 40 inches if you are a man. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about this condition.

Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Online Medical Reviewer: Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD
Last Review Date: 2/11/2010
Copyright Health Ink & Vitality Communications

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
® Registered Marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
SM Service Marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.

Powered By Krames StayWell
Copyright © Krames StayWell except where otherwise noted.
View Mobile Site