Type 2 Diabetes Assessment

Put the Brakes on Prediabetes

Nearly 30 percent of American adults have prediabetes, but most don’t know it, according to recent research. This could be because symptoms often go unnoticed or emerge slowly over time.

 

A recent study found that 58 percent of individuals with prediabetes were able to delay or prevent a diabetes diagnosis by achieving a 5 to 10 percent weight loss through healthy eating and 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day.

 

Take this quick Type 2 Diabetes risk test. It’s fast and it could save your life!

 

Assess your risk for developing type 2 diabetes and see how making small lifestyle changes can reduce your risk.

DIABETES RISK TEST

Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes?*

Complete this interactive questionnaire to assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

It only takes a few seconds and it could save your life!

This test asks you a few quick questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes.

 

1. Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?

Yes (1 point)   No (0 points)

Having high blood pressure contributes to your overall risk of type 2 diabetes.

 

2. How old are you?

  • Younger than 40 (0 points)

  • 40-49 Years (1 point)

  • 50-59 Years (2 points)

  • 60+ Years (3 points)

The older you are, the higher your risk for type 2 diabetes.

 

3. Are you a man or a woman?

Man (1 point)  Woman (0 points)

Men are more likely than women to have undiagnosed diabetes.

 

4. Do you have a mother, father, sister or brother with diabetes?

Yes (1 point)   No (0 points)

A family history of diabetes could contribute to your risk for type 2 diabetes.

 

5. If you are a woman have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Yes (1 point) No (0 points)

 

6. Are you physically active?

Yes (0 points) No (1 point)

Being inactive can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.

 

7. How tall are you?

The combination of your weight and height lets us know your Body Mass Index (BMI).

(Please use this chart.)

If you scored a 5 or higher, you are at a greater risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Only a doctor can tell for sure if you do have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Dr. Angelo Capricchione is a board-certified Endocrinologist who specializes in the treatment and prevention of diabetes.

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