Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?

You could have Type 2 diabetes and not know it! Take the test below to help you determine if you are at risk. If you score 5 or higher, you are at increased risk for having Type 2 diabetes.  However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you do have Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.

1. How old are you?
     Less than 40 years (0 points)
     40 to 49 years (1 point)
     50 to 59 years (2 points)
     60 years or older (3 points)

2. Are you a man or a woman?
     Man (1 point)     Woman (0 points)

3. If you are a woman, have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
     Yes (1 point)     No (0 points)

4. Do you have a mother, father, sister or brother with diabetes?
     Yes (1 point)     No (0 points)

5. Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?
     Yes (1 point)     No (0 points)

6. Are you physically active?
     Yes (0 points)     No (1 point)

7. What is your weight status?  If you weigh less than the amount in the left column (0 points).

 

Height

Weight

 

 

4’10”

119-142

142-190

191+

4’11”

124-147

148-197

198+

5’0”

128-152

153-203

204+

5’1”

132-157

158-210

211+

5’2”

136-163

164-217

218+

5’3”

141-168

169-224

225+

5’4”

145-173

174-231

232+

5’5”

150-179

180-239

240+

5’6”

155-185

186-246

247+

5’7”

159-190

191-254

255+

5’8”

164-196

197-261

262+

5’9”

169-202

203-269

270+

5’10”

174-208

209-277

278+

5’11”

179-214

217-285

286+

6’0”

184-220

221-293

294+

6’1”

189-226

227-301

302+

6’2”

194-232

233-310

311+

6’3”

200-239

240-318

319+

6’4”

205-245

246-327

328+

 

1 point

2 points

3 points

Adapted from the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Risk Test.