Though most of the country's stats on diabetes aren't good, at least one of them is. A majority of Americans recognize the threat diabetes poses to the nation's health and have a solid understanding about the disease and its consequences, according to a new survey from UnitedHealth Group.

The survey of about 1,000 adults throughout the country found that almost all respondents (92 percent) know there's a difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and 82 percent recognize type 2 diabetes is largely preventable.

The majority also are familiar with leading diabetes risk factors including: being overweight (80 percent), a family history of diabetes (76 percent), lack of exercise (74 percent), high blood pressure (59 percent), high cholesterol (58 percent), and being age 45 or older (48 percent). Additionally, 85 percent have had their blood sugar level tested and know the result.

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