Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Form (FINDRISC)

1.
Age
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2.
Body-mass index
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Weight (kg) (lbs)
Height (cm) (ft)

3.
Waist circumference measured below the ribs (usually at the level of the navel)
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4.
Do you usually have daily at least 30 minutes of physical activity at work and/or during leisure time (including normal daily activity)?
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5.
How often do you eat vegetables, fruit or berries?
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6.
Have you ever taken medication for high blood pressure on regular basis?
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7.
Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose (eg in a health examination, during an illness, during pregnancy)?
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8.
Have any of the members of your immediate family or other relatives been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or type 2)?
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Test Summary
Total Risk Score:
Lower than 7: estimated 1 in 100 will develop disease
7–11 Slightly elevated: estimated 1 in 25 will develop disease
12–14 Moderate: estimated 1 in 6 will develop disease
15–20 High: estimated 1 in 3 will develop disease
Higher than 20: estimated 1 in 2 will develop disease

LOW RISK

Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is LOW. It is estimated that one in 100 people with your risk profile will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within the next ten years.1

Even though you are at low risk, it is important that you maintain a healthy weight by eating healthy and keeping active, especially as you get older.2

 

 

SLIGHTLY ELEVATED RISK

Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is SLIGHTLY ELEVATED. It is estimated that one in 25 people with your risk profile will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within the next ten years.1

Although you cannot change your age or genes, there are a few small changes that you can make to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Improving what you eat and being more physically active are all actions you can take to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.2

MODERATE RISK

Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is MODERATE. It is estimated that one in six people with your risk profile will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within the next ten years.1

Your health could be at risk, and you should seriously consider making lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Losing even a small amount of weight can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.2 Choose a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and avoid sweet drinks like soda. Also, remember that you should do at least 30 minutes of exercise a day and that activities such as walking, gardening and dancing are all activities that can help.3

You should consider contacting your healthcare professional for further guidance and tests.

HIGH RISK

Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is HIGH. It is estimated that one in three people with your risk profile will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within the next ten years.1

Your health could be at risk, and you should consult your healthcare professional to have your blood sugar levels measured and get guidance on healthy lifestyle choices. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes are often unnoticeable. As a result, type 2 diabetes can go undetected for several years, until complications have already arisen.2 Of the 415 million people with diabetes worldwide, almost half are not aware that they have the condition.4 The starting point for living with diabetes is an early diagnosis.2

VERY HIGH

Your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is VERY HIGH. It is estimated that 50 percent of people with your risk profile will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within the next ten years.1

Your health could be at risk, and you should consult your healthcare professional to have your blood sugar levels measured and get guidance on healthy lifestyle choices. Symptoms of type 2 diabetes are often unnoticeable. As a result, type 2 diabetes can go undetected for several years, until complications have already arisen.2 Of the 415 million people with diabetes worldwide, almost half are not aware that they have the condition.4 The starting point for living with diabetes is an early diagnosis.2

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About this test

This diabetes risk assessment is based on the FINDRISC – a simple diabetes risk score tool adapted for use in several countries, using age, BMI, waist circumference, history of antihypertensive drug treatment and high blood glucose, physical activity, and daily consumption of fruits, berries or vegetables to estimate risk.1

This diabetes risk assessment tool is not a diagnostic tool and is only intended to highlight a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next ten years. The results (your total risk score) should not be considered as medical advice. If you are concerned about type 2 diabetes, you are advised to visit a healthcare professional for further information.

Find out more about type 2 diabetes and additional risk factors in our patient section.

The tool is developed by Professor Jaakko Tuomilehto, MD, PhD and Adj. Professor Jaana Lindström, PhD at the National Institute For Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland.


References

  1. Lindström J, Tuomilehto J. The Diabetes Risk Score A practical tool to predict type 2 diabetes risk. Diabetes care.2003;26(3):725-731.
  2. World Health Organization. Global report on diabetes. 2016.
  3. Organization WH. Global recommendations on physical activity for health. 2010.
  4. International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 7 ed. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2015.


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