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Know your risk of type 2 diabetes

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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that as many as 212 million people, or half of all adults currently living with diabetes, are undiagnosed. Most of these have 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.

Country-specific online risk assessments are also available for residents in the countries below.

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1 Age

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Age
Question 1 of 8

2 Body-mass index

BMI Calculator

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Body-mass index
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.
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3 Waist circumference
measured below the ribs
(usually at the level of the navel)

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  • Women

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Waistline
Question 3 of 8

4 Do you usually do at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity at work and/or during leisure time?(including normal daily activity)

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

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Fruit and vegetables
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6Have you ever taken medication for high blood pressure on a regular basis?

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Blood pressure
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7Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose?(eg. in a health examination, during an illness, during pregnancy)

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Blood glucose
Question 7 of 8

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

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Activity
Question 8 of 8

0 - Low

ESTIMATED 1 IN 100 WILL DEVELOP DISEASE

You can’t do anything about your age or your genetic predisposition. Other factors predisposing to type 2 diabetes, such as being overweight, abdominal obesity, sedentary lifestyle, eating habits and smoking, are up to you. Your lifestyle choices can prevent type 2 diabetes or at least delay its onset until a much greater age.

If there is diabetes in your family, you should be careful not to put on weight over the years. Growth of the waistline, in particular, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas regular moderate physical activity will lower the risk. You should also pay attention to your diet: take care to eat plenty of fibre-rich cereal products and vegetables every day. Omit excess hard fats from your diet and favour soft vegetable fats.

0 - Slightly Elevated

ESTIMATED 1 IN 25 WILL DEVELOP DISEASE

You can’t do anything about your age or your genetic predisposition. Other factors predisposing to type 2 diabetes, such as being overweight, abdominal obesity, sedentary lifestyle, eating habits and smoking, are up to you. Your lifestyle choices can prevent type 2 diabetes or at least delay its onset until a much greater age.

If there is diabetes in your family, you should be careful not to put on weight over the years. Growth of the waistline, in particular, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas regular moderate physical activity will lower the risk. You should also pay attention to your diet: take care to eat plenty of fibre-rich cereal products and vegetables every day. Omit excess hard fats from your diet and favour soft vegetable fats.

0 - Moderate

ESTIMATED 1 IN 6 WILL DEVELOP DISEASE

Early stages of type 2 diabetes seldom cause any symptoms. You would be well advised to seriously consider your physical activity and eating habits and pay attention to your weight, to prevent yourself from developing diabetes. Please contact a public-health nurse or your own doctor for further guidance and tests.

You can’t do anything about your age or your genetic predisposition. Other factors predisposing to type 2 diabetes, such as being overweight, abdominal obesity, sedentary lifestyle, eating habits and smoking, are up to you. eating habits and smoking, are up to you. Your lifestyle choices can prevent type 2 diabetes or at least delay its onset until a much greater age.

If there is diabetes in your family, you should be careful not to put on weight over the years. Growth of the waistline, in particular, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, whereas regular moderate physical activity will lower the risk. You should also pay attention to your diet: take care to eat plenty of fibre-rich cereal products and vegetables every day. Omit excess hard fats from your diet and favour soft vegetable fats.

0 - High

ESTIMATED 1 IN 3 WILL DEVELOP DISEASE

You should have your blood glucose measured (both fasting value and value after a dose of glucose or a meal) to determine if you have diabetes without symptoms.

Early stages of type 2 diabetes seldom cause any symptoms. You would be well advised to seriously consider your physical activity and eating habits and pay attention to your weight, to prevent yourself from developing diabetes. Please contact a public-health nurse or your own doctor for further guidance and tests.

0 - Very high

ESTIMATED 1 IN 2 WILL DEVELOP DISEASE

You should have your blood glucose measured (both fasting value and value after a dose of glucose or a meal) to determine if you have diabetes without symptoms.

Early stages of type 2 diabetes seldom cause any symptoms. You would be well advised to seriously consider your physical activity and eating habits and pay attention to your weight, to prevent yourself from developing diabetes. Please contact a public-health nurse or your own doctor for further guidance and tests.

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