Take 3 minutes to check your type 2 diabetes risk. Provided by Humansa Company Limited ("Humansa"), the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Online Questionnaire (the "Questionnaire")* helps you understand your type 2 diabetes risk.
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Why does my age matter?
As you get older, your risk of developing diabetes goes up.
Body Mass Index
What is BMI?
The Body Mass Index (BMI) is an indicator of body fat based on height and weight. Most adults with a high BMI have a high percentage of body fat and extra body fat is associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Asia-Pacific guidelines,
BMI scores of:
Below 18.5 = Underweight
18.5–22.9 = Normal
23.0–24.9 = Overweight/Pre-obese
25.0 or over = Obese
Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes. The more overweight you are, the higher your risk.
How to accurately measure waist circumference?
To help you calculate waist circumference,
use a tape measure; place it around your waist at the level of your navel.
Breathe out. Do not hold your breath, then measure.
Body fat stored around the abdomen (rather than the hips and thighs)
is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes.
What are the benefits of exercise?
Increasing physical activity is a key element in controlling weight and
reducing the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes.
The best way is to do exercise for 30 minutes every day
or 150 minutes every week on average.
Consult your family doctor or health professional before
increasing your physical activity level.
How often do you eat vegetables or fruits?
How is my diet related to diabetes?
By eating foods that are rich in fiber, reducing the amount of fat
and salt in food selections and adding more fruits and vegetables,
you can help control your diet and maintain or lose weight.
World Health Organization recommends at least 400 g (i.e. five portions) of fruit
and vegetables per day, depending on your age and sex.
Watch your total calories as well as the amount of fat, fiber and salt (sodium).
Have you ever taken medication for high blood pressure on regular basis?
How can I decrease the risk of high blood pressure?
Diabetes and high blood pressure are often found together.
You can decrease your risk of high blood pressure by increasing physical activity,
reducing salt and fat in your diet, limiting alcohol consumption,
avoiding tobacco use, reducing stress, and maintaining a healthy body weight.
Many people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure.
Good control of blood pressure can substantially
reduce your risk of developing complications.
Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose?
A previous test result indicating abnormally high blood sugar
may indicate temporary metabolic problems or pre-diabetes.
An unusually high blood sugar may be a warning sign
that you are at high risk of developing full-blown diabetes in the future.
Women who have had gestational diabetes (high blood sugar during pregnancy)
are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
Have any of the members of your immediate family or other relatives been diagnosed with diabetes?
(Type 1 or Type 2)
How am I influenced if my family members have been diagnosed with diabetes?
Families not only share genes which influence diabetes risk,
but also shared culture and lifestyle (e.g. Diet).
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