Diabetes Risk Tests And Diabetes Quizzes

Health Alert

1.Prediabetes And Type 2 Diabetes Risk Tests

You could be one of the many people worldwide who have prediabetes and  Type 2 diabetes and don’t know it.

The earlier you are diagnosed, the sooner you can take action to stay well – now and in the future.

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If you already have Type 2 diabetes, your children, brothers and sisters are at risk.

Urge them to be tested for diabetes.

Today, more than ever before, people with diabetes can expect to live active, independent and vital lives if they make a lifelong commitment to careful management of the disease.

It is important to be tested for prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes if you are at risk.

Left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can result in a variety of complications, including:  Heart disease , Kidney disease ,Eye disease and Nerve damage.

If you check any of the boxes below, it is advisable to be tested for Diabetes!

My Risk Assessment

I have a parent, brother or sister with diabetes.

I am a member of a high-risk group (Aboriginal, Hispanic, South Asian, Asian or African descent).

I have health complications that are associated with diabetes.

I gave birth to a baby that weighed over 4 kg (9 lb) at birth.

I had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy).

I have been told I have prediabetes (impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose)

I have high blood pressure.

I have high cholesterol or other fats in my blood.

I am overweight (especially if I carry most of my weight around my middle).

I have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

• Polycystic ovary syndrome

• Acanthosis nigricans (darkened patches of skin)

• Psychiatric disorders: schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder

• I have obstructive sleep apnea

• I use glucocorticoid medication

My Questionnaire 

The following questions will help you to find out if you are at higher risk of having pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.

Pre-diabetes is a condition where a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes.

You can have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes without having any obvious warning signs or symptoms.

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. It occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin (a hormone released by the pancreas) or respond well enough to insulin.

Knowing your risk can help you make healthy choices now that will reduce your risk or even prevent you from developing diabetes.

Please answer the questions as honestly and completely as you can.

Answer all questions.

Add up your scores to calculate your total risk score.

QUESTIONS

1.How old are you?

A 49 or younger [0]

B 50–59 [5]

C 60–69 [9]

D 70 or older [13]

2.Are you female or male?

A Female [0]

B Male [1]

3.What is your ethnic background?

A Only white European [0]

B Other ethnic group [6]

4.Do you have a father, mother, brother, sister and/or own child with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes?

A Yes [5]

B No [0]

5.Measure the person’s waist circumference and choose the range:

A Less than 90cm (35.3in) [0]

B 90–99.9cm (35.4–39.3in) [4]

C 100–109.9cm (39.4–42.9in) [6]

D 110cm (43in) or above [9]

6.Calculate the person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) and choose the range (a BMI chart can be used).

A Less than 25 [0]

B 25–29.9 [3]

C 30–34.9 [5]

D 35 or above [8]

7.Have you been given medicine for high blood pressure OR told that you have high blood pressure, by your doctor?

A Yes [5]

B No [0]

Your score is:_____________ points

Risk Level                  

0–6 points (Low risk)                             Keep up the good work

7–15 points (Increased risk)                  Make lifestyle changes

16–24 points (Moderate risk)               See your GP to discuss your risk and how to reduce it.

25 or more points(High risk)                See your GP as soon as possible for a blood test

2.Type 1 Diabetes Risk Test

Type 1 Diabetes Risk Test

Type 1 Diabetes – Search Word Pro: Health Series

Click Here For Some known risk factors for type 1 diabetes.

What Causes Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes?

Insulin is produced in the pancreas.

In people with Type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells and very little insulin (if any) is produced.

People with Type 2 diabetes can produce insulin at normal levels, but their bodies become resistant to it; this is often linked to obesity.

The resistance means more and more insulin has to be made – until the body can no longer handle the demand. At that point, glucose remains at high levels in the bloodstream.

This causes the symptoms of diabetes, including blurry vision, dizziness, thirst and tiredness.

 

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Diagnosing Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes

A very common test for diagnosing diabetes is the fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test.

The FPG test is the easiest and fastest to perform.

The FPG uses blood drawn from a vein inside the elbow or on the back of the hand.

You must fast (not eating or drinking anything but water) for at least eight hours before the test.

Because of this, the FPG test is usually scheduled as early as possible in the morning.

Other tests your doctor may want you to have to check for diabetes

Oral glucose tolerance test – this test is more sensitive than the FPG test.

People fast for at least eight hours then drink a sugar-rich beverage.

After two hours, blood is drawn and tested.

Random plasma glucose test – this test doesn’t require you to fast, which makes it easier to administer but not as accurate as other tests.

3.Diabetes Insipidus Risk Test

 

Diabetes Insipidus

Despite the name, diabetes insipidus is not related to type 1 or type 2 diabetes (diabetes mellitus).

Diabetes insipidus is a hormone disorder that occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or doesn’t use the hormone effectively.

Click here for Diabetes Insipidus Risk Factors

4.Diabetes Risk Factors

These risk assessments cover the most common factors proven to put a person at greatest risk for diabetes, but there are other risk factors.

Anything that increases your chances of getting a disease is called a risk factor.

But having a risk factor doesn’t mean you’ll automatically get diabetes – and not having risk factors doesn’t mean that you don’t have to be concerned about diabetes.

If you think you may be at risk, talk with your doctor.

Remember, the sooner diabetes is detected, the easier it is to treat and the more likely treatments will be successful.

5.Diabetes Knowledge Quizzes

Diabetes Knowledge Quizzes

The Diabetes Answer Book: Practical Answers to More than 300 Top Questions

You may want to see how much you have learned using this website.

 Click Here for a Series of Self Assessment Quizzes.

If you have any information,questions, or feedback you would like to include in this webpage.

Please email momo19@diabetessupportsite.com or leave your comments below.


4 Comments

Bruce

June 25, 2016 at 10:19 pm

Wow! What a subject. I know the concern of diabetes is probably 2nd only to cancer. I found your site very informative with warnings signs and how to be checked. I appreciate the questions and answers through out your site. I hope many others find it as informative as I did.

    momo19

    June 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Hi Bruce,

    Thanks for the positive feedback about this website.

    Almost 400 million people throughout the world have diabetes, 85-95% of whom have Type 2 diabetes.

    Cancer is the second leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the third leading cause of death in developing countries.

    If a person is carrying many extra pounds,they face a higher-than-average risk of numerous different health problems.

    These health conditions include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers.

    High blood pressure is about six times more common in people who are obese than in those who are lean.

    Some experts believe that obesity ranks as the second leading cause of cancer death, after cigarette smoking.

    Losing excess weight can make you feel better both physically and emotionally and can help you live a longer, healthier life.

    Especially encouraging is the fact that you dont have to lose a tremendous amount of weight to become healthier.

    Even a modest weight loss of 5% to 10% of your starting weight can lead to significant health benefits.

    Weight loss is so effective that many people with high blood pressure can stop taking blood pressure medicine after they lose weight, for as long as they are able to keep it off.

    In a study of people who were at risk for type 2 diabetes, those who lost just 7% of their weight and exercised about 30 minutes a day cut their risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly 60%.

Mike

August 24, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Interesting test and some good information about diabetes. I have family members who have diabetes and it’s an extremely serious disease. I agree that early diagnosis is important. Even 2 out of our 3 dogs had diabetes that needed to be controlled twice/day with insulin. For humans, absolutely weight and belly fat can be risk factors.

    momo19

    August 26, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Hi Mike,

    Because diabetes can be a dangerous and life-threatening condition, it is important that it is diagnosed as early as possible. The early stages of diabetes may not cause any symptoms.

    Early detection and treatment of diabetes can decrease the risk of developing the complications associated with diabetes.

    Making healthy choices to either reduce your risk of developing diabetes or to control your diabetes is vital for your overall health.

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