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Are you at risk of type 2 diabetes?

Assessing your risk is free and only takes a few minutes.

All you need is a tape measure.

Are you at Risk? Take the test.

There is no single cause of type 2 diabetes, but there are some well-established risk factors.

Some risk factors, such as age or gender, can’t be changed. Some risk factors, such as diet and exercise, can be changed.

The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AusDrisk) is a quick, simple and easy way to assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Just click on the link.

Resource: AusDrisk tool

2 million Australians are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

People often don’t know they’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Yet up to 58% of type 2 diabetes is preventable with a healthy lifestyle.

That’s eating well, staying active and maintaining a healthy weight.

Risk factors

Factors that can put you at increased risk of type 2 diabetes include:

  • Not being active
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • High bloo lipids
  • Heart disease
  • Having a close family member with diabetes
  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent
  • A Pacific Islander, Southern European, Middle Eastern, Northern African or Southern Asian descent
  • Previous diabetes during pregnancy (gestational diabetes)

How we can help you

Speak to one of our health professionals by calling 1300 198 204.

Find out more from our information resources (available for download)  or call us for a hard copy.

The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool was originally developed by Baker IDI on behalf of the Australian, State and Territory Governments as part of the COAG initiative to reduce the the risk of type 2 diabetes.

References:
Tuomilehto  J, Lindström  J, Eriksson  et al. Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus by Changes in Lifestyle among Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance. N Engl J Med. 2001;344(18):1343-50.
Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med. 2002;2002(346):393-403.