Nov 10, 2014 12:23 PM

NH health officials bringing attention to National Diabetes Month

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) - New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services is bringing attention to diabetes.

In honor of National Diabetes Month, an updated department website is featuring information about prediabetes, having a blood glucose level that's higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

People are more likely to have prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if they are 45 and older; overweight; have a family history of type 2 diabetes; are physically active fewer than three times per week; have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes during a pregnancy or gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.


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