Prediabetes Screening Test

Take the Prediabetes Screening Test or join FHCSD's Let’s Prevent Diabetes Program
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Could you have prediabetes? Take the prediabetes screening test!

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 and add the number of points listed.

1. How old are you?

Younger than 40 years (0 points)
40 – 49 years (1 point)
50 – 59 years (2 points)
60 years or older (3 points)

2. Are you a man or a woman?

Man (1 point)
Woman (0 points)

3. If you are a woman, have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes?

Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)

4. Do you have a parent or sibling with diabetes?

Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)

5. Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?

Yes (1 point)
No (0 points)

6. Are you physically active?

Yes (0 points)
No (1 point)

7. What is your weight category?

(See chart at right)

Source: National Diabetes Prevention Program

Prediabetes Risk Test Weight Chart

If you scored 5 or higher

You are at increased risk for having prediabetes and are at high risk for type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.

If you are African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American or Pacific Islander, you are at higher risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Also, if you are Asian American, you are at increased risk for type 2 diabetes at a lower weight (about 15 pounds lower than weights in the 1 point column). Talk to your doctor to see if you should have your blood sugar tested.

You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes

Find out how you can reverse prediabetes and prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program.

Learn more:

For more information, call (619) 515-2526 or fill out the form below.


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