What's Your Risk of Diabetes?


As Type-2 Adult Onset Diabetes continues to spread at staggering rates, it behooves all of us to take an honest look at our own risk and to take action where needed.
To find out if you are at risk, write in the points next to each statement that is true for you. If a particular statement is not true, write in a zero. Then add up your total score.
My weight is equal to or above that listed in the chart below (see chart below) YES-5 ____
I am under 65 years of age and I get little or no exercise during a usual day. YES-5 ____
I am between 45 and 65 years of age. YES-5 ____
I am 65 years old or older. YES-9 ____
I am a woman who has had a baby weighing more than nine pounds at birth. YES-1 ____
I have a sister or brother with diabetes. YES-1 ____
I have a parent with diabetes. YES-1 ____
Total Score ___________

If You Scored 3-9 Points: You are probably at low risk for having diabetes now. But don't just forget about it-- especially if you are Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Asian American or a Pacific Islander. You may be at higher risk in the future. New guidelines recommend that everyone age 45 and older consider being tested for diabetes every three years. However, people at high risk should consider being tested more often and at a younger age.
If You Scored 10 Or More Points : You could be at high risk for diabetes. Only your health care professional can determine if you have diabetes.

At-Risk Weight Chart

Women
(Chart shows 20 percent over ideal weights)

Men
(Chart shows 20 percent over ideal weights)

Height
(without shoes)

Weight in Pounds
(without clothing)

Height
(without shoes)

Weight in Pounds
(without clothing)

Feet

Inches

 

Feet

Inches

 

4

9

134

5

1

157

4

10

137

5

2

160

4

11

140

5

3

162

5

0

143

5

4

165

5

1

146

5

5

168

5

2

150

5

6

172

5

3

154

5

7

175

5

4

157

5

8

179

5

5

161

5

9

182

5

6

164

5

10

186

5

7

168

5

11

190

5

8

172

6

0

194

5

9

175

6

1

199

5

10

178

6

2

203

5

11

182

6

3

209