Assess Your Risk


Take the DoIHavePrediabetes.org Risk Test

Take the test to find out if you are at-risk. Click here and answer seven questions to get your prediabetes score. 

 

I HAVE MY RESULTS, NOW WHAT?

If you scored 5 or higher, you may have prediabetes, which raises your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes. Bring your completed risk test to your doctor and ask if additional testing is needed. If you have prediabetes or you’re at high-risk for diabetes, the San Diego Diabetes Prevention Program lifestyle change program may help you reverse the risk of diabetes.

 

AM I AT RISK FOR PREDIABETES AND TYPE 2 DIABETES?

How do you know if you have prediabetes? Your level of risk is based on family history of diabetes, age, personal health history, and current health status.

If you do have prediabetes, research shows that two actions can help prevent or delay type 2 diabetes:

  • Lose 5% to 7% of your body weight, which is the equivalent of 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person. A 10-pound weight loss for a 200-pound person could reduce the risk of developing diabetes by 58%!
  • Get at least 150 minutes each week of physical activity, such as brisk walking.

 

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The San Diego Diabetes Prevention Program Network is brought to you by
Live Well San Diego: Healthy Works
and Aging & Independence Services. 


You have an increased risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes if you:


  • Are 45 years of age or older;

  • Are overweight;

  • Have a family history of type 2 diabetes;

  • Are physically active fewer than three times per week;

  • Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes) 

  • Gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds; or

  • Are African American, Latino American, American Indian, or Alaska Native (some Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans are also at higher risk).