Could You Be At Risk of Diabetes?

If you think your signs match, find out if you are at risk with Lark Health’s 1-minute quiz.

What are the signs (risk factors) diabetes? Risk factors include:

  • Family history of diabetes. Check for "signs" in your family tree by thinking about who in your direct family had Type 2 Diabetes.

  • High blood pressure.

  • Your height and weight, used to calculate your body mass index (BMI).

  • Being 45 or older.

  • Not being physically active.

These signs which combine to elevate your blood sugars and cause type 2 diabetes over time. Prediabetes is stage 1 diabetes, and prediabetes (also known as impaired glucose tolerance) is becoming increasingly more common. More than 1 out of 3 American adults have it, totaling about 86 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

A new study reveals that artificial intelligence mobile app Lark could be a useful tool to help patients with Prediabetes prevent Type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, showed that patients at risk of Type 2 diabetes who had prediabetes and who used the Lark Weight Loss Health Coach, dropped their baseline weight and increase their percentage of healthy meals eaten by 31 percent. 

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