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Are you at risk of diabetes?


By Webmaster | Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:14pm



Are you at risk?

Complete this questionnaire to find out.

1.   Age
     
      0 points      Under 45 years
      2 points      45 – 54 years
      3 points      55 – 64 years
      4 points      Over 64 years
 
2.   Body-mass index
     
      0 points      < 25kg/m2
      1 points      25 – 30 kg/m2
      3 points      > 30 kg/m2

 
2.   Waist circumference measured below the ribs
      (usually at the level of the navel)

                        Men                    Women          
      0 points      < 94 cm              <80 cm
      3 points      94–102 cm         80–88 cm
      4 points      >102 cm             >88 cm
 
4.   Do you usually have daily at least 30 minutes of
      physical activity
at work and/or during leisure time
      (including normal daily activity)?

      0 points      Yes
      2 points      No

 
 5.   How often do you eat vegetables,
       fruit or berries?

       0 points      Every day
       1 points      Not everyday

 
6.   Have you ever taken medication for high blood
      pressure on regular basis?

      0 points      No
      2 points      Yes
 
7.   Have you ever been found to have high
      blood glucose (eg in a health examination,
      during an illness, during pregnancy)?

      0 points      No
      5 points      Yes


 
8.   Have any of the members of your immediate
      family or other relatives been diagnosed with
      diabetes (type 1 or type 2)?

      0 points      No
      3 points      Yes: grandparent, aunt, uncle
                               or first cousin (but no own
                               parent, brother, sister or child)
      5 points      Yes: parent, brother, sister or own child
 


































Total Risk Score


The risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 10 years is

Lower than 7         Low: estimated 1 in 100 will develop disease
7–11                       Slightly elevated: estimated 1 in 25 will develop disease
12–14                     Moderate: estimated 1 in 6 will develop disease
15–20                     High: estimated 1 in 3 will develop disease
Higher than 20      Very high: estimated 1 in 2 will develop the disease

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