What's My Diabetes Risk?

Every 30 seconds, somewhere in the United States, another person receives a new diagnosis of diabetes, typically Type 2, the most frequent diagnosis (95 percent) among adults with diabetes.

Recognize Diabetes Symptoms & Warning Signs

You may be one of millions with undiagnosed diabetes if you experience some combination of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme hunger
  • Sudden changes in vision
  • Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
  • Frequent fatigue
  • Very dry skin
  • More frequent infections, wounds or sores that may be slow to heal

Recognizing these early warning signs and symptoms can help prevent diabetes before it starts.

Get Help Quickly for Abrupt Onset Type 1 Diabetes

In abrupt onset of Type 1 diabetes, symptoms may be accompanied by stomach pains, nausea or vomiting – and when responding to these signs of distress, every day, sometimes every minute, counts.

Call your doctor or visit an OU Health hospital or clinic for testing. If you notice abrupt onset of symptoms in a child or young adult, call 9-1-1 immediately or go directly to your nearest hospital emergency room.

Take the Diabetes Risk Assessment

Your current health situation and your lifestyle – diet, exercise, stress levels and more – play a role in determining your risk for diabetes. By knowing your risk factors, you can take charge of your health and reduce your risk.

Watch a short video about the diabetes risk assessment.

Now, take just 60 seconds to complete the online risk assessment provided by the American Diabetes Association. Find out what you need to know fast.

Or call 405-271-2824 to get a paper copy of the health assessment mailed to you by OU Health Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Assessment Results and Next Steps

If your assessment results indicate risk factors for diabetes, make an appointment with your doctor or contact Harold Hamm Diabetes Center to find out if you need additional testing. The sooner you know where you stand, the sooner you can get the help you need to regain control of your health and live the life you love.

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