The Risk of Chronic Disease: Programs and Resources
The National Diabetes Education Program’s Diabetes HealthSense website provides easy access to resources to help people who have diabetes or who are at risk for the disease to live well and meet their goals.
Are you at risk for diabetes? Take a test to find out.
Use these tools from the Texas Department of State Health Services and American Heart Association to help you assess your risk of developing heart disease or diabetes. These Risk Assessments can be used by people age 20 or older who do not already have heart disease or diabetes.
Information from the CDC about coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and how secondhand smoke can cause heart disease. Also features prevention resources, including sodium reduction and the Million Hearts™ initiative.
Learn your risk of high blood pressure by using the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Risk Calculator.
This study predicts that approximately 42 percent of adults will be obese by 2030, an increase from the 36 percent who were obese in 2010. Preventing such a rise in obesity rates over the next 20 years could save the country nearly $550 billion in medical costs during that timeframe. Researchers at CDC, Duke University, and RTI International conducted the study, which was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and was released at CDC’s “Weight of the Nation” conference in Washington, D.C.
Information from the CDC on chronic diseases caused by tobacco use, such as cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases.