It’s important to know your risk of developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. This vital knowledge allows you to be proactive in your lifestyle choices and alter your chances of future complications.
Your risk for developing prediabetes or type 2 diabetes is impacted by several factors, including family history, age, gender, ethnicity, blood pressure, physical activity level and BMI.
Taking this short, six-question quiz* can give you the information you need to better your future health and possibly save your life.
*Adapted from CDC Prediabetes Risk Test
A family history of diabetes could contribute to your risk for type 2 diabetes.
Having high blood pressure contributes to your overall risk for type 2 diabetes.
You are at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes the older you are.
Being inactive can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.
Men are more likely than women to have undiagnosed diabetes; one reason may be that they are less likely to see their doctor regularly.
A woman who has had gestational diabetes is at increased risk.
To answer this question, first click this link to calculate your BMI. (Calculator will open in a new tab.)
People with higher BMIs are at a higher risk.