6. Having certain health conditions
Unfortunately, having certain health conditions can make you more likely to develop diabetes. Mayo Clinic says that this includes high blood pressure, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and irregular triglyceride and cholesterol levels. When it comes to triglycerides (a type of fat that’s carried in the blood) the article mentions that having high levels can increase risk. Additionally, so can having low levels of the good HDL cholesterol. If you have any of these or other existing health conditions, it’s best to speak with your doctor to learn more about your chances of being diagnosed and what you can do to lower your risk.