Check your Risk for Diabetes
Check your Risk for Diabetes

DiabetEASE Risk Assessment Scorecard *


1.I am

Diabetes strikes both males and females. Men have a higher risk of having undiagnosed diabetes because they are less likely to have a regular check-up with a doctor compared to women.

2.I am

The older you are, the higher the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


People of Asian, African, Caribbean, Pacific Islander and Native American descent may be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes.


4.What is your waist circumference (measured midway between the lowest rib and the top of the hip bone or iliac crest)?

A larger waist circumference indicates presence of too much belly fat which ups type 2 diabetes risk. Even losing a small amount of weight (~5 to 10%) can result in significant health benefits.

5.What is your calculated BMI (Body Mass Index)?

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Height in cm:
Weight in kg:
Your BMI:

A higher BMI may reflect excess body fat, which raises risk for type 2 diabetes. The more overweight one is, the greater the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, joint problems, liver disorder, certain cancers and other diseases.


6.Are you physically active (engage in at least 30 minutes a day of physical acitivity)?

The more sedentary you are, the higher the likelihood of having type 2 diabetes. Regular physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar level.

7.Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is linked to type 2 diabetes. It also increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and eye problems.

8.How often do you eat vegetables, fruit or berries?

Regular intake of fresh vegetables and fruits can help keep type 2 diabetes at bay. Ditch calorie-dense foods rich in saturated fats and sugar and prefer balanced meals rich in fiber.

9.Do you have any family member with diabetes?

When diabetes runs in the family, there's a greater chance of inheriting it. However, a healthy lifestyle could help prevent diabetes. Regular physical activity, proper diet, adequate sleep, and cigarette smoke avoidance all help avert type 2 diabetes.

10.Have you ever been found to have high blood sugar?

People diagnosed with blood sugar levels above the normal range such as prediabetes (impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance) as well as women with gestational diabetes have a much greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

* Adapted from the Finnish Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Form, WHO Waist circumference and Waist-Hip Ratio Report, International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Definition of the Metabolic Syndrome, IDF Blue Circle Test, American Diabetes Association Risk Test and the Philippine Practice Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes Mellitus.