Are you at risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Complete the assessment below and determine your risk by adding up your total points.
If you scored 5 or higher:
You are at increased risk for having type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you do have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes (a condition that precedes type 2 diabetes in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal). Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.
Type 2 diabetes is more common in African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Higher body weights increase diabetes risk for everyone. Asian Americans are at increased diabetes risk at lower body weights than the rest of the general public (about 15 pounds lower).
Lower Your Risk
The good news is that you can manage your risk for type 2 diabetes. Small steps make a big difference and can help you live a longer, healthier life.
If you are at high risk, your first step is to see your doctor to see if additional testing is needed.
Schedule Your Screening
Singing River Health System operates four complete care doctors’ offices throughout the Gulf Coast in Jackson County. Our doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and staff are committed to providing convenient care for your healthcare needs.
Singing River Medical Clinic – Ocean Springs
Singing River Medical Clinic – Pascagoula
Singing River Medical Clinic – Vancleave
Visit diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) for information, tips on getting started, and ideas for simple, small steps you can take to help lower your risk.