GEHA | August 20, 2018
A 2017 report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that 100 million U.S. adults live with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes was the sixth-leading cause of death for men in the U.S. in 2015.
The symptoms of diabetes in men can include:
Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include:
Talk to your health care provider about getting screened if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Steps to take to prevent type 2 diabetes include:
If you are a GEHA medical plan member, you can get a free biometric health screening (including cholesterol, blood pressure, height and weight and A1C blood sugar tests). Visit geha.com/screenings for more information.
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healthfinder.gov. “Take Steps to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes.” healthfinder.gov, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 22 Feb. 2018.