One in 12 Americans has diabetes, but nearly a third don't know it. And the risk for African Americans doubles - more than one in six African American adults has diabetes. That is why hip hop legend Rev Run is partnering with Novo Nordisk and its Ask.Screen.Know. campaign challenging all Americans 45 or older to learn more about their risks for diabetes at www.AskScreenKnow.com
Rev Run's father had diabetes, and he recognizes that he has several of the risk factors himself. So these days, Rev Run makes a conscious effort to eat well, exercise regularly with support from his wife and children, legions of fans, and music industry peers.
COMMON RISK FACTORS FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES INCLUDE:
v Age 45+
v Race/ethnicity (African Americans and others have increased risk)
v Family history of diabetes
v Lack of exercise
v History of gestational diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance
Take the first step by going to www.AskScreenKnow.com to take the screener and learn more.