Risk test for diabetes

This test is adapted with permission from the American Diabetes Association. Take it to see whether you are at risk for diabetes. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders than in white Americans.

For each statement that is true for you, give yourself the number of points listed next to "Yes" for that statement. If a statement is not true, give yourself a zero. Then total your score.

Illustration of Risk test for diabetes

Score of 10 or more points

You are at high risk for having diabetes. See your health professional to be tested.

Score of 3 to 9 points

You are probably at low risk for having diabetes now. But don't just forget about it. Keep your risk low by losing weight if you are overweight, being active most days, and eating low-fat meals that are high in fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods.

Last Updated: July 15, 2009

Author: Christine Wendt, R.D., L.D.

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology & Metabolism

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