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Risk Factors for Diabetes (Diagnosed) Prevalence

Risk Factors

Many interconnected risk factors contribute to diabetes prevalence in complex ways. They include environmental determinants of health such living/working in unhealthy or poor neighborhoods; healthcare system factors such as lack of certified diabetes educators, primary care providers or specialists; and, personal behaviors such as smoking, poor nutrition, and insufficient physical activity. Personal behaviors are also strongly dependent on the broader environmental context and healthcare system. For example, it is difficult to eat a nutritious diet if one does not have access to healthy foods or it is more difficult to manage one's chronic disease if one cannot access medical, dental and other care as needed.

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Content updated: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 14:44:55 MST