Could you have prediabetes? Take our Quiz.

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Could You Have Prediabetes?

About the Prediabetes Risk Test

(Credit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Diabetes Association for the information and the quiz.)

More than 84 million (1 in 3) American adults have prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. What’s more, nearly 90% percent of those people don’t know they have it. Having prediabetes greatly increases the chance of developing type 2 diabetes and other serious health conditions. It’s critical for Americans to learn their prediabetes risk, be screened regularly and take the steps necessary to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) launched its first risk test in 1993. The risk test was adapted by a published study and validated using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To simplify the test, only health traits that people would know about themselves were included, such as age, height, and weight, but not blood sugar or cholesterol levels.

A person with a high score on the online risk test (five or higher) is at significant risk for having prediabetes. However, only a blood test can determine an official diagnosis.

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Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure?

Having high blood pressure contributes to your overall risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes?

A family history of diabetes could contribute to your risk for type 2 diabetes.

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Are you physically active?

Being inactive can increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.

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How old are you?

You are at a higher risk for type 2 diabetes the older you are.

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What race or ethnicity best describes you?

People of certain racial and ethnic groups are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than others.

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Are you a man or a woman?

Men are more likely than women to have undiagnosed diabetes; one reason may be that they are less likely to see their doctor regularly.

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Body mass index or BMI is a measure of height compared to weight. For example, a person who is 5’3” and weighs 120 pounds has a BMI of 21 and is in the normal range.

People with higher BMIs have a higher risk for type 2 diabetes.

Calculate your BMI HERE.

Advocate for your health

The leading cause of kidney disease in the United States is diabetes, and more than 34 million Americans have diabetes, a disproportionate number of whom self-identity as Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and other communities of color, according to the National Kidney Foundation. Communities of color have an increased risk for developing kidney disease due to lower socioeconomic status, less education, food insecurity, barriers to medical access, and a number of other contributing factors.

Kidney disease can then lead to kidney failure, dialysis, and the need for a kidney transplant. Be an advocate for yourself and your health. 

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