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Diabetes Risk Assessment
Diabetes Risk Assessment.
Today, there are more than 9 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. With more than 20 people being newly diagnosed with the disease every hour of every day, chances are that diabetes affects you or someone you know.
There are four types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, gestational, and prediabetes.
Answer the following 10 questions to see what your score is:
1. Your age group?
Under 35 years = 0 points
35 -44 years = 2 points
45 - 54 Years = 4 points
55 - 64 years = 6 points
65 years or over = 8 points
2. Your Gender?
Female = 0 points
Male = 3 points
3. Your ethnicity\country of birth.
3a. Are you Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander or Maori?
No = 0 points Yes = 2 points
3b. Where were you born?
Canada = 0 points
Asia (including the Indian Subcontinent), Middle East, North Africa and
Southern Europe = 2 points
Other = 0 points
4. Have either of your parents, or any of your siblings been diagnosed with either
Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes? No = 0 points, Yes = 3 points
5. Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose (sugar) for example, in a
health examination, during an illness or during pregnancy?
No = 0 points, Yes = 6 points
6. Are you currently taking medication for High Blood Pressure?
No = 0 points, Yes = 2 points
7. Do you currently smoke cigarettes or any other tobacco products daily?
No = 0 points, Yes = 2 points
8. How often do you eat vegetable or fruit?
Everyday = 0 points, Not everyday = 1 point
9. On average, would you say you do at least 2-5 hours of physical activity per week?
Yes = 0 points, No = 2 points
10. Waist Measurment
10a. what is your waist measurement taken below the ribs, at the level of the navel while
10b. Are you of Asian, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent?
How is this question calculated?
For those of Asian, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent:
Less than 90 cm. Less than 80 cm. = 0 points
90 - 100 cm. 80 - 90 cm. = 4 points
More than 100 cm. More than 90 cm. = 7 points
For all others (i.e. not of Asian, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
Less than 102 cm. Less than 88 cm. = 0 points
102 - 110 cm. 88 - 100 cm. = 4 points
More than 110 cm. More than 100cm. = 7 points
5 points or less = Low risk. (approximately one person in 100 will develop Diabetes)
6 -11 points = Intermediate risk
6 - 8 = approximately one in 50 persons will develop Diabetes
9 - 11 = approximately one person in 30 will develop Diabetes
12 points or more = High Risk
12 - 15 = approximately one person in 14 will develop Diabetes
16 - 19 = approximately one person in 7 will develop Diabetes
20 and above = approximately one person in 3 will develop Diabetes.
NB. The overall score may overestimate the risk of Diabetes in those aged less than
Diabetes is a chronic, often debilitating and sometimes fatal disease, in which the body either cannot produce insulin or cannot properly use the insulin it produces. This leads to high levels of glucose in the blood, which can damage organs, blood vessels and nerves. The body needs insulin to use glucose as an energy source.
Last updated March 7, 2012
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