Could you have prediabetes?
Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of feet or legs. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes with the Prediabetes Screening Test.
Take the test. Know your score!
Answer these seven simple questions. For each “Yes” answer, add the number of points listed. All “No” answers are 0 points.
- (1 point) Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?
- (1 point) Do you have a sister or brother with diabetes?
- (1 point) Do you have a parent with diabetes?
- (5 points) Find your height on the chart. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight listed for your height?
- (5 points) Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day?
- (5 points) Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?
- (9 points) Are you 65 years of age or older?
If your score is 3 to 8 points:
This means your risk is probably low for having prediabetes now. Keep your risk low. If you’re overweight, lose weight. Be active most days, and don’t use tobacco. Eat low-fat meals with fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods. If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, talk to your health care provider about your risk for type 2 diabetes.
If your score is 9 or more points:
This means your risk is high for having prediabetes now. Please make an appointment with your health care provider soon.