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Know your risk of type 2 diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has estimated that globally as many as 193 million people, or close to half of all adults currently living with diabetes, are unaware of their disease. Most of these cases are type 2 diabetes.

IDF has created an online diabetes risk assessment which aims to predict an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next ten years. The test is based on the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) developed and designed by Adj.
Prof Jaana Lindstrom and Prof. Jaakko Tuomilehto from the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.

The test takes only a couple of minutes to complete. It is a quick, easy, and confidential way to find out your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

If you are a resident of one of the countries below, click on the links to access your country-specific online risk assessment.

1. AGE


2. BODY-MASS INDEX

BMI Calculator

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My BMI is  

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Select Lower than 25 kg/m2
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Select 25–30 kg/m2
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Select Higher than 30 kg/m2

The body-mass index is used to assess whether a person is normal weight or not. The index is calculated by dividing body weight (kg) by the square of body height (m). For example, if your height is 165 cm and your weight 70 kg, your body-mass index will be 70/(1.65 x 1.65), or 25.7.

3. Waist Circumference Measured Below the Ribs (usually at the level of the navel)

Men

Women

4. DO YOU USUALLY DO AT LEAST 30 MINUTES OF DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
AT WORK AND/OR DURING LEISURE TIME? (including normal daily activity)

5. HOW OFTEN DO YOU EAT VEGETABLES, FRUIT OR BERRIES?

6. HAVE YOU EVER TAKEN MEDICATION FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ON A REGULAR BASIS?

7. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN FOUND TO HAVE HIGH BLOOD GLUCOSE?
(e.g. in a health examination, during an illness, during pregnancy)

8. HAVE YOU OR ANY OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY OR OTHER
RELATIVES BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES? (type 1 or type 2)


Disclaimer:

The IDF online type 2 diabetes risk assessment is not a diagnostic tool. It is designed for people without a current diagnosis of diabetes and is intended to highlight a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years. The results are not medical advice. If you are at risk or concerned about diabetes, we advise visiting a healthcare professional for further information.

Acknowledgement:

Lindström J, Tuomilehto J. The Diabetes Risk Score: A practical tool to predict type 2 diabetes risk. Diabetes Care 2003; 26: 725-731.

The IDF online risk assessment has been developed with the support of: