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Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool

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Diabetes Care Are you at risk for diabetes? Take a test to find out.
Millions of people have diabetes and don’t even know it. If you have it and you don’t know it, you could become very sick. Diabetes can damage the heart, arteries, eyes, nerves, and kidneys and lead to serious health problems. But if you know you have it, you can get the treatment you need to stay healthy.

Take this test to determine your risk for diabetes, and see your doctor to find out for sure.

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For free diabetes information from the National Diabetes Education Program, call 1-888-693-NDEP or visit www.YourDiabetesInfo.org.


Risk for diabetes Yes No
I am African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American or Pacific Islander    
I have a sister, brother, parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle with diabetes.    
I have high or low blood sugar.    
I am overweight (20% or more over ideal weight).    
I usually have no daily exercise.    
I am 45 or older.    
I previously had diabetes during pregnancy or had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth.    
I have high blood pressure (greater than 140/90) .    
I have high cholesterol.    
I have the following symptoms of diabetes:
   
Blurred vision    
Fatigue, lack of energy    
Extreme thirst, hunger    
Frequent trips to the bathroom (urination)    
Unexplained weight gain or loss    
Slow-healing sore or cut    
Numbness, pain, or tingling in hands or feet    
Frequent infections    
Depression    

The more boxes you checked "Yes," the more likely you are to have diabetes.

Only your doctor will know for sure.
This test can only tell you if you might have diabetes. The only way to know for sure is to see your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, a public health clinic can also help you. Early detection and proper treatment of diabetes can lead to a longer and healthier life!

 

Last updated May 19, 2010