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Assessment of Diabetes

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1. Your age group?

Under 35 years           0 points 

35 – 44 years              2 points

45 – 54 years              4 points

55 – 64 years              6 points

65 years or over          8 points

 

2. Your gender?

Female           0 points

Male                3 points 

 

3. Ethnicity/Country of birth

3a. Are you of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander or Maori descent? 

No              0 points

Yes             2 points


3b. Where were you born?

Asia (including the Indian sub-continent), Middle East, North Africa, Southern Europe              2 points 

Other            0 points

 

4. Have either of your parents, or any of your brothers or sisters been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or type 2)?

No                0 points 

Yes               3 points

 

5. Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose (sugar) (for example, in a health examination, during an illness, during pregnancy)?

No               0 points

Yes              6 points

 

6. Are you currently taking medication for high blood pressure?

No 0 points 

Yes 2 points

 

7. Do you currently smoke cigarettes or any other tobacco products on a daily basis?

No 0 points

Yes 2 points


8. How often do you eat vegetables or fruit?

Everyday 0 point

Not everyday 1 point 

 

9. On average, would you say you do at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week (for example, 30 minutes a day on 5 or more days a week)?

Yes 0 points

No 2 points 

 

10. Your waist measurement taken below the ribs (usually at the level of the navel)?

For those of Asian or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent: 

Men                                        Women

 

Less than 90 cm                 Less than 80 cm               0 points

90 – 100 cm                         80 – 90 cm                        4 points

More than 100 cm More than 90 cm 7 points 

For all others:

Men                                             Women

Less than 102 cm                    Less than 88 cm                  0 points

102 – 110 cm                            88 – 100 cm                         4 points

More than 110 cm                    More than 100 cm 7 points


Add up your score

Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes within 5 years*: 

Less than 5: Low risk
Approximately one person in every 100 will develop diabetes


6-14: Intermediate risk

For scores of 6-8, approximately one person in every 50 will develop diabetes.

For scores of 9-14, approximately one person in every 20 will develop diabetes.

 

15 or more: High risk


For scores of 15-19, approximately one person in every seven will develop diabetes.


For scores of 20 and above, approximately one person in every three will develop diabetes.

Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: January 08, 2014