FINDRISK - Test your Risk for Diabetes


Answer the following 8 questions to find out about your possible risk to develop diabetes type 2 within the next 10 years.
 
Take your chance and participate in the test!
 



1. How old are you?

Younger than 35 years:

0 points

35 - 44 years:

1 point

45 - 54 years:

2 points

55 - 64 years:

3 points

Older than 64 years:

4 points

 



2. Do any relatives of you suffer from diabetes?

No

0 points

Yes, near relatives like parents, children, siblings

5 points

Yes, far relatives like grand-parents, aunts, uncles, cousins

3 points



3. What is your circumference of the waist at the belly button?

Female:< 80 cm

0 points

 80 - 88 cm3 points
 > 88 cm

4 points

Male:

< 94 cm

0 points

 94 - 102 cm

3 points

 > 102 cm

4 points

 



4. Do you exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day?

Yes0 points
No2 points


5. How often do you eat fruits, vegetables or wholemeal bread?

Every day0 points
Not every day2 points


6. Do you take medication to treat hypertension?

No0 points
Yes2 points


7.  Did you ever have high blood glucose values during a health check?

No0 points
Yes5 points


8. How is your relation between height and weight of your body (body-mass-index, BMI)?

< 25

0 points

25 to 30

1 points

> 30

3 points

How to calculate your BMI: body weight (in kg) divided through body height (in m).

 


Analysis

This is your risk to develop diabetes type 2 within the next 10 years
 

Below 7 points

No increased risk for diabetes. Nevertheless it is important to ensure healthy nutrition and enough exercise.
 

7 to 11 points

Minimal increased risk for diabetes. Take care about guidelines for a healthy lifestyle.
 

12 to 14 points

Moderate increased risk for diabetes. Follow the guidelines for a healthy lifestyle and contact your physician for further questions.
 

15 to 20 points

Clearly increased risk for diabetes. Follow the guidelines for a healthy lifestyle and contact immediately your physician for medical advice.
 

More than 20 points

Highly increased risk for diabetes – maybe you have already developed diabetes. Contact immediately your physician.
 

 

5 important rules for a healthy life


1. Exercise minimum 5 days a week for 30 minutes until you start sweating
 
2. Only 30% of your daily energy should be supplied from fat
 
3. Saturated fatty acids (animal based fats) should supply not more than 10% of your daily energy
 
4. Care for a daily intake of 30g of dietary fibres
 
5. If overweighed try to reduce body weight for 7%