How your test is scored
Points for each risk factor below were added up to calculate your score. For example, if you answered yes to the question “Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes?” you scored 1 point for Family History. If you answered no to the question “Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?” you scored 0 points for High Blood Pressure, and so on for all the risk factors. A total of 5 points or higher is considered high risk for having prediabetes.
How old are you?
You are at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes the older you are.
Are you a man or woman?
Men are more likely than women to have undiagnosed diabetes; one reason may be that they are less likely to see their doctor regularly.
Have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy. It goes away after pregnancy, but women who have gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes?
A family history of diabetes could contribute to your risk for type 2 diabetes.
Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?
Having high blood pressure contributes to your overall risk for type 2 diabetes.
Are you physically active?
Being inactive can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.
Body mass index or BMI is a measure of height compared to weight. For example, a person who is 5’3” and weighs 120 pounds has a BMI of 21 and is in the normal range. People with higher BMIs have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes.
Risk Test adapted from the American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.