Home > Medical > Diabetes > Who is at risk Who is at risk All sections in Diabetes » About Diabetes » Diabetes & other Organs » Diabetes and Pregnancy » Diabetes and the Elderly » Children & Teens » Diet and Obesity » FAQs » Health Tips » Living with Diabetes » Multimedia » Diabetes News » Real-life Story » Support Groups » The Glycaemic Index » Treatment: Type 1 » Treatment: Type 2 » What to do in a crisis » Who is at risk Pre-diabetes: could you have it? Worldwide, an alarming number of people are becoming insulin-resistant but very few of us are aware of this condition and the serious effects it could have on our health. Diabetes, TB and HIV/Aids Few people realise that there are interactions between diabetes, TB and HIV/Aids, and that their treatments increase the negative impact of all three conditions. Insulin resistance and diabetes There is a rising incidence of type 2 diabetes in the same populations affected by obesity and coronary artery disease, since type 2 diabetes is also a disease of lifestyle. Quiz Assess your diabetes risk » Ask Diabetes expert » Check Glycaemic index tool » Quiz Am I eating right for my diabetes? » The perks of diabetes A snapshot of diabetes in SA Who gets type 1 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes usually begins before the age of 40, the peak incidence being around 14. Most people who have diabetes have type 2 diabetes (between 80 and 90%). Facts about pre-diabetes Before most people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, they have pre-diabetes – a condition in which the blood glucose levels are higher than normal. Diabetes and our Indian population Diabetes is a growing problem among the South African Indian population, and in India more than 30 million people are estimated to be diabetic. Who gets type 2 diabetes? Certain population groups have a much higher incidence of diabetes than others. But there are also general risk factors to take into consideration. Do you have pre-diabetes? Two different tests are used to find out whether you have pre-diabetes. The first one is the fasting plasma glucose test and the other the oral glucose tolerance test. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.