ARE YOU AT RISK FOR
TYPE 2 DIABETES?
Diabetes Risk Assessment
1)How old are you?
Less than 40 years (0 points)
40-49 years (1 point)
50-59 years (2 points)
60 years or older (3 points)
2)Are you a man or a woman?
Man (1 point)
Woman (0 points)
3)If you are a woman, have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?
Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)
4)Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes?
Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)
5)Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?
Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)
6)Are you physically active?
Yes (0 points)
No (1 point)
7)What is your weight status?
HeightWeight (lbs.)
4' 10"0-118119-142143-190191+
4' 11"0-123124-147148-197198+
5' 0" 0-127128-152153-203204+
5' 1" 0-131132-157158-210211+
5' 2" 0-135136-163164-217218+
5' 3" 0-140141-168169-224225+
5' 4" 0-144145-173174-231232+
5' 5" 0-149150-179180-239240+
5' 6" 0-154155-185186-246247+
5' 7" 0-158159-190191-254255+
5' 8" 0-163164-196197-261262+
5' 9" 0-168169-202203-269270+
5' 10"0-173174-208209-277278+
5' 11"0-178179-214215-285286+
6' 0" 0-183184-220221-293294+
6' 1" 0-188189-226227-301302+
6' 2" 0-193194-232233-310311+
6' 3" 0-199200-239240-318319+
6' 4" 0-204205-245246-327328+
points 0 1 2 3
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If you scored 5 or higher:

You may be at increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Of course, only your doctor can tell if you actually have Type 2 diabetes, or prediabetes (high blood sugar that is not yet in the diabetes range, but often leads to diabetes).

Here are some things you can do if your score puts you in the high-risk range:

Talk to your doctor to get more information about your condition

To learn about a diabetes prevention study at the MUSC Weight Management Center click here: http://www.muschealth.com/weight/research%20for%20patients

Lose a little weight. Studies show that losing only 5 10% of your weight (9 to 18 pounds if you weigh 180) can greatly reduce your risk of developing diabetes. To learn more about weight loss programs at the MUSC Weight Management Center, click here: http://www.muschealth.com/weight/services/