Step 1: Take the Risk Quiz
Most people at risk for developing type 2 diabetes don't know they're in danger. You can learn where you stand by taking this quiz. In the 30 seconds it takes to answer this quiz, you may discover insight that could add years to your life. Even if your family history or present lifestyle suggests an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes, it is possible to prevent or delay the disease.
Answer yes or no to the following questions and then add up your points from the yes column.
||Are you a woman who had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?|
||Do you have a sister or brother with diabetes?|
||Do you have a parent with diabetes?|
||Find your height on the body mass index chart to the right. Is your weight equal to or higher than the number listed next to your height?|
||Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day?|
||Are you between 45 and 65 years of age?|
||Are you 65 years of age or older?|
|: TOTAL | Add up your total score, and then see below to find out about your results.|
About your score
9 or more points: High risk for prediabetes
You have risk factors that could add up to prediabetes (or elevated blood glucose). To find out, move on to Step 2: Get a blood sugar test.
3 to 8 points: Lower risk for prediabetes
You don't have common prediabetes risk factors at this time. You cannot continue to Step 2, but you can help keep your risk for prediabetes low by:
- Maintaining a healthy weight,
- Not using tobacco,
- Talking to your health care provider about how to keep your blood sugar levels healthy, especially if you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
Take this quiz annually, and share it with your friends and family.
Quiz and statistics used by the Diabetes Prevention and Control AllianceSM (DPCA) courtesy of the Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia.
This quiz is for general information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or provide medical advice.