What is my risk chance?
Below you can find our risk factor table, match your specifics and add up your total points.
|Gender ||Points ||Ethnicity ||Points || ||Relatives with diabetes ||Points ||High Blood Pressure ||Points |
|Male ||1 ||White European ||0 || ||Yes ||5 ||Yes ||5 |
|Female ||0 ||Other Ethnic groups ||6 || ||No ||0 ||No ||0 |
|Age ||Points |
|49 or below ||0 |
|50 – 59 ||5 |
|60 – 69 ||9 |
|70 or older ||13 |
|Waist Measurement ||Points |
|Less than 90cm (35.5in) ||0 |
|90 – 99.9cm (35.5 – 39.3in) ||4 |
|100 – 109.9cm (39.4 – 43.3in) ||6 |
|110cm (43.4in) or above ||9 |
Calculate you’re BMI online using one of the following tools:
|Body Mass Index (BMI) ||Points |
|Less than 25 ||0 |
|25 – 29.9 ||3 |
|30 – 34.9 ||5 |
|35 or above ||8 |
Once you have added your total points together use the below indicator to see what your risk level is.
|Low Risk ||Increased Risk ||Moderate Risk ||High Risk |
|0-6 ||7-15 ||16-24 ||25-47 |
Good question. While you are unable to change your age, genes or height, your risk level may be partially due to your current lifestyle.
Check where the majority of your points are accumulating. For example, if your points are higher in the waist size section or you have high blood pressure, increasing the amount of daily exercise may assist you in lowering your waist size and regulating your blood pressure. Following the advice mentioned in this article can assist you in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes.
The risk calculator is not a diagnostic tool. It is made for people without a diagnosis of diabetes and is intended to highlight a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years. The results are not medical advice. If you are at risk or concerned about diabetes, we advise visiting a healthcare professional for further information.
Please note: the results will underestimate your risk if you have a history of diabetes or Gestational diabetes.
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