Healthy Living
September 12, 2017 By Denise Barnard
What’s your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

Do you carry a few extra pounds?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Does anyone in your family have diabetes?
Are you of Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic or African descent?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you could be at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Canada wants to help you find out your risk. Visit to take a two-minute test as part of our “What’s Your Risk?” diabetes awareness campaign. Take action now, and you could potentially prevent type 2 diabetes. When you’re ready to talk about your test results, visit your doctor, pharmacist, or another health-care professional. To learn more about diabetes, visit

The “What’s Your Risk?” campaign runs until November in partnership with Sun Life Financial. For every test completed, Sun Life Financial will donate $3 to breakthrough diabetes research.

Do have a story about how knowing your diabetes risk has affected and/or helped you?  Tell us now.

Do you have a personal story of how your diabetes diagnosis has affected you or someone you know? Fill in our easy personal story submission form, and you and your story could appear in myDC community content. 

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