March 24th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

Are you one of 25% of Americans who have diabetes and don't know it?

Program Note: Part one of a three-part series on childhood obesity airs tonight on AC360° at 10pm ET.

According to the CDC, 25% of Americans with diabetes don't even know they have the disease. Fill out the questionnaire below to find out if you could have diabetes, then click on the questionnaire to read more from the CDC about getting tested, the risks of diabetes, and managing your health.

Courtesy of the NIH and CDC.

Filed under: 360° Radar • Childhood Obesity • Health Care • Obesity
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  1. Michelle

    Anderson – please please please, (pretty please?) when you start talking about the increase in Type 2 Diabetes in children, which correlates to the epidemic of overweight children, will you please remember to say just that- "TYPE 2 diabetes".

    Those of us with children with type 1 diabetes always get all sorts of comments and emails after these shows saying, "but you child isn't overweight" or asking "did you give him too much soda, did you eat junk food?" or worse, trying to tell us that our kids just need to get outside and play more.

    Type 2 and Type 1 diabetes are VERY different illnesses. Type 1 has nothing to do with obesity . Type 1 diabetes, or Juvenile Diabetes, is an autoimmune illness. Type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise.

    Please make sure to make that distinction during your show.

    March 23, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  2. Dawnd

    I was born with type 1, I was 18 months old when the doctors diagnose me with this illness.It It runs on both sides of the family but no family member that was in direct contact with me had type 1, I happened to be the one to get it at a very young age!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    My son is 4 years. He's swimming lessons (2 times a week – 40 minutes) and class judo (2 times a week – 30 minutes).

    How to know the ideal exercise routine for a child?

    March 23, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  4. Muzariatu Rahim

    Thank you so much for all this Vital Information because even though there is no one in my Family with Diabetes,My baby was almost 9pounds and I gained 68pds during my pregnancy so in my mind I thought I was Diabetic..Now because of this Info I know I'm not at Risk. Anderson Cooper..You ROCK!!

    March 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  5. Lori

    I really think that the definition of diabetes should be revised. I have had pre diabetes my entire life. I make insulin and do not test positive for diabetes. However, for some reason my body does not use my insulin properly and my blood sugar can get very high as with diabetes. Likewise, I do not tolerate carbs well at all and can gain weight very fast. I have always known that something is wrong with my metabolism but went undiagnosed until I was 40 or so because doctors were testing me for diabetes.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm |