Are You At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Are You At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Risk Assessment | Are You At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?
Risk Assessment | Are You At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?
Risk Assessment | Are You At Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

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Knowing if you are at risk of type 2 diabetes is important, so you can make lifestyle changes to avoid it. Choose your answers below and add your points up to see if you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

1. What is your age? 

� Why does this matter?
The risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases as we get older. There are more middle-aged, and older adults who have type 2 diabetes than younger people, according to the CDC1

  • 0 point - below 40 years old
  • 1 point - between 40 to 49 years old
  • 2 points - between 50 to 59 years old
  • 3 points - 60 years old and above


2. What is your gender?

� Why does this matter?
There is a higher percentage of men diagnosed with diabetes compared to women1.

  • 1 point - Male
  • 0 point - Female

 

3. For women, have you been diagnosed with gestational diabetes? 

� Why does this matter?
Gestational diabetes in women usually disappears after giving birth. However, it increases the risk of type 2 diabetes within 5 to 15 years after childbirth2

  • 1 point - Yes
  • 0 point - No

 

4. Do you have family members with diabetes? 

� Why does this matter?
A family's medical history may influence the risk of having type 2 diabetes. You have a higher risk if one or both of your parents were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or if your mother had gestational diabetes while she was pregnant with you.

  • 1 point - Yes
  • 0 point - No

 

5. Have you ever been diagnosed with hypertension? 

� Why does this matter?
People with hypertension usually have insulin resistance, increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes3

  • 1 point - Yes
  • 0 point - No

 

6. Do you exercise regularly? 

� Why does this matter?
People who lack physical activity have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Therefore, exercise is a crucial element in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. It improves blood glucose control and reduces the risk of high blood pressure3.

  • 0 point - Yes
  • 1 point - No

 

7. What is your Body Mass Index (BMI)? Refer to the chart below.

� Why does this matter?
BMI or Body Mass Index is a simple way to determine if your body weight is healthy for your height. When you are overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk of developing diabetes and high blood pressure.

Height

Weight (lbs.) 

4’ 10”

120-143 

144-191

191+ 

4’ 11”

124-148 

149-197

198+ 

5’ 0”

128-153 

154-204

205+ 

5’ 1”

133-158 

159-211

212+ 

5’ 2”

137-163 

164-218

219+ 

5’ 3”

141-169 

170-225

226+ 

5’ 4”

146-174 

175-232

233+ 

5’ 5”

150-179 

180-240

241+ 

5’ 6”

155-185 

186-247

248+ 

5’ 7”

160-191 

192-255

256+ 

5’ 8”

165-196 

197-262

263+ 

5’ 9”

169-202 

203-270

271+ 

5’ 10”

174-208 

209-278

279+ 

5’ 11”

179-214 

215-286

287+ 

6’ 0”

184-220 

221-294

295+ 

 

1 point 

Overweight 

Your BMI is between 25.0-29.9

2 points 

Obese

Your BMI is between 30.0-39.9

3 points 

Severely Obese

Your BMI is over 40

 

0 points - if you weigh less than the amount in this column

   

What does your score mean?

If you score 5 and above, you are at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Consult with your doctor for further testing. 

1 Prevalence of Both Diagnosed and Undiagnosed Diabetes, https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/data/statistics-report/diagnosed-undiagnosed-diabetes.html

2 Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, PhD, MPH, Bethany B. Barone, ScM, Tiffany L. Gary, PhD, MHS, Sherita H. Golden, MD, MHS Lisa M. Wilson, ScM, Eric B. Bass, MD, MPH, and Wanda K. Nicholson, MD, MPH

3 Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cardiovascular Disease: Clinical Insights and Vascular Mechanisms, John R. Petrie, MD, PhD, Tomasz J. Guzik, MD, PhD, and Rhian M. Touyz, MD, PhD

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