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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

The Diabetes Risk Test: Are You At Risk?

Calculate Your Chances for Type 2 or Pre-Diabetes

If someone you know has diabetes—particularly a family member—you're probably wondering whether you could develop it, too. The American Diabetes Association has revised its Diabetes Risk Test according to a new, more accurate statistical model. The updated test includes some new risk factors, and projects risk for pre-diabetes as well as diabetes. You can take the test below or at www.diabetes.org/risk-test.jsp. Then talk to your doctor if the results suggest you have or may develop diabetes.

Diabetes Risk Test

This simple tool can help you determine your risk for pre-diabetes or diabetes. First, using the flow chart below, answer the questions until you reach a colored shape. Second, match the colored shape with a risk message shown in the box below.

Height Weight
4'10"
(147 cm)
148 lbs
(67.3 kg)
4'11"
(150 cm)
153 lbs
(69.3 kg)
5'0"
(152 cm)
158 lbs
(71.8)
5'1"
(155 cm)
164 lbs
(74.5)
5'2"
(157 cm)
169 lbs
(76.8)
5'3"
(160 cm)
175 lbs
(79.5)
5'4"
(162 cm)
180 lbs
(81.8)
5'5"
(165 cm)
186 lbs
(84.5)
5'6"
(168 cm)
192 lbs
(87.3)
5'7"
(170 cm)
198 lbs
(90.0)
Height Weight
5'8"
(173 cm)
203 lbs
(92.3)
5'9"
(175 cm)
209 lbs
(95.0)
5'10"
(178 cm)
216 lbs
(98.2)
5'11"
(180 cm)
222 lbs
(100.9)
6'0"
(183 cm)
228 lbs
(103.6)
6'1"
(185 cm)
235 lbs
(106.8)
6'2"
(188 cm)
241 lbs
(109.5)
6'3"
(190 cm)
248 lbs
(12.7)
6'4"
(193 cm)
254 lbs
(15.5)

 
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