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Are you at risk of type 2 diabetes?

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

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.

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 Diabetes reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes initiative.

25,559 South Australians have already taken the test. Join them.

Calculate your risk

An estimated 2 million Australians are at high 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.

What do my scores mean?

High risk

If you have a score of 12 or over, you have at least a 1 in 14 chance of developing diabetes. You may have undiagnosed diabetes or be at high risk of developing the condition. For scores of 20 and above, approximately one person in every 3 will develop diabetes.

Moderate risk

If you have a score between 6-8, you have at least a 1 in 50 chance of developing diabetes. For scores of 9-11, approximately one person in every 30 will develop diabetes.

Low risk

If you have a score of 5 or less, you have less than 1 in every 100 chance of developing diabetes in the next five years.

Next steps

If you score less than 6, your risk for having diabetes is low. However, your risk can change over time. Be sure to schedule regular check-ups with your doctor, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

If you scored 6-11 points in the AUSDRISK you should discuss your score and your risk with your doctor, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

If you scored 12 and higher in the AUSDRISK you need to see your doctor for further clinical investigation. Don’t wait for signs and symptoms to develop, as these may not appear until blood glucose levels are quite high.

Are you at risk of type 1 diabetes?

There are not many known risk factors for type 1 diabetes. Diet and lifestyle are not considered risk factors for this type of diabetes. Some known risk factors for type 1 diabetes include family history and genetics.

How we can help you

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

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Low Risk (0-5)
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You have a low risk of developing diabetes.

Your score is

Approximately one person in every 100 will develop diabetes.

You have a intermediate risk of developing diabetes.

Your score is

Approximately one person in every 50 will develop diabetes.

You have a intermediate risk of developing diabetes.

Your score is

Approximately one person in every 30 will develop diabetes.

You have a high risk of developing diabetes.

Your score is

Approximately one person in every 14 will develop diabetes.

You have a high risk of developing diabetes.

Your score is

Approximately one person in every 7 will develop diabetes.

You have a high risk of developing diabetes.

Your score is

Approximately one person in every 3 will develop diabetes.

For further information on what diabetes is, the signs and symptoms, and prevention and diagnosis of diabetes, please visit our About Diabetes section.

Discuss your score with your doctor as you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Improving your lifestyle through healthy eating and regular physical activity can reduce your risk, or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Here’s how we can help.

Explore our resources (available for download) or call us for a hard copy.

Visit our Eating Well and Exercise pages to find out more.

Discuss your score with your doctor as you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Improving your lifestyle through healthy eating and regular physical activity can reduce your risk, or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.

Here’s how we can help.

Explore our resources (available for download) or call us for a hard copy.

Visit our Eating Well and Exercise pages to find out more.

You may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes or be at a high risk of developing the condition.

See your doctor today!

Here’s how we can help.

We’re here to give you all the support you need.

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

Arrange a face-to-face consultation by calling 1300 198 204.

Become a member of Diabetes SA.

Explore our resources (available for download) or call us for a hard copy.

Visit our About Diabetes and Signs and Symptoms pages to find out more.

You may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes or be at a high risk of developing the condition.

See your doctor about having a fasting blood glucose test. Act now to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Here’s how we can help.

We’re here to give you all the support you need.

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

Arrange a face-to-face consultation by calling 1300 198 204.

Become a member of Diabetes SA.

Explore our resources (available for download) or call us for a hard copy.

Visit our About Diabetes and Signs and Symptoms pages to find out more.

You may have undiagnosed type 2 diabetes or be at a high risk of developing the condition.

See your doctor about having a fasting blood glucose test. Act now to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Here’s how we can help.

We’re here to give you all the support you need.

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

Arrange a face-to-face consultation by calling 1300 198 204.

Become a member of Diabetes SA.

Explore our resources (available for download) or call us for a hard copy.

Visit our About Diabetes and Signs and Symptoms pages to find out more.