- 92 percent of respondents know there is a difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes;
- 82 percent recognize that type 2 diabetes is largely preventable;
- 73 percent believe they will not necessarily get diabetes just because it runs in their family;
- 60 percent know the definition of the term “prediabetes”;
- 84 percent are familiar with leading diabetes risk factors including: being overweight (80 percent), a family history of diabetes (76 percent), lack of exercise (74 percent), high blood pressure (59 percent), high cholesterol (58 percent), and being age 45 or older (48 percent); and
- 85 percent have had their blood sugar level tested and know the result.
Diabetes In America: A Majority Of Americans Recognize The Threat Diabetes Poses To The Nation's Health And Have A Solid Understanding About The Disease And Its Consequences. (Graphic: UnitedHealth Group)
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