FINDRISK - Test your Risk for Diabetes
Early detection and counteraction of the risk of type 2 diabetes
Due to the worldwide increase in the number of people with diabetes, the prevention of type 2 diabetes is of great importance.
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:
35 - 44 years:
45 - 54 years:
55 - 64 years:
Older than 64 years:
2. Do any relatives of you suffer from diabetes?
Yes, near relatives like parents, children, siblings
Yes, far relatives like grand-parents, aunts, uncles, cousins
3. What is your circumference of the waist at the belly button?
|Female:||< 80 cm|
|80 - 88 cm||3 points|
|> 88 cm|
|< 94 cm|
|94 - 102 cm|
|> 102 cm|
4. Do you exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day?
5. How often do you eat fruits, vegetables or wholemeal bread?
|Every day||0 points|
|Not every day||2 points|
6. Do you take medication to treat hypertension?
7. Did you ever have high blood glucose values during a health check?
8. How is your relation between height and weight of your body (body-mass-index, BMI)?
25 to 30
Calculate the BMI as follows: Body weight (in kilograms) divided by height (in metres) squared.
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%