Coming soon: Learn your diabetes risk at a Higi Health Station!
Beginning this Diabetes Awareness Month, in support of the American Diabetes Association’s mission, Higi is introducing a free and convenient on-station risk test for type 2 diabetes.
We are delighted to announce that, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, Higi is introducing the Diabetes Risk Test, a brand-new service that will be available at 10,000 retail locations nationwide. Just like you’re able to check your blood pressure and weight at a Higi Health Station, you’ll soon be able to find out your risk for type 2 diabetes. The best part? Finding out your risk takes under two minutes of your time, and you’ll get your score as soon as you provide your email address.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 84 million (about 1 in 3) American adults live with prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Because prediabetes has no symptoms, the majority of us don’t if know we have it. Left untreated, prediabetes means you’re much more likely to develop type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions like heart disease and stroke.1 That’s why it’s important to catch prediabetes early – so you can take steps to reverse it. Take your first step to knowing your risk today by taking the Diabetes Risk Test at a Higi Health Station.
How does the test work?
To find out your risk, all you’ll need to do is answer 10 simple questions that are scored based on your responses. Once you’re done, we’ll send you an email letting you know whether you’re at High Risk or Low Risk for type 2 diabetes.
Only a healthcare professional can diagnose diabetes or prediabetes.2 If you receive a High Risk score, make a note of your results and show them to your doctor. They can confirm whether you’re prediabetic and can help you build a plan to reverse your risk.
1 “The Surprising Truth About Prediabetes.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. January 12 2018. https://www.cdc.gov/features/diabetesprevention/index.html
2 “Diabetes Tests & Diagnosis.” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. December 2016. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/tests-diagnosis