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Know your risk

Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today.

Before you start, grab a tape measure and scales.

Find out your risk

You must be 18 or over to complete this tool.
Please note: the results will not be accurate if you are pregnant.

What is your gender?

How old are you?

What is your ethnic background?

Do you have a parent, brother, sister and/or own child with diabetes?

What is your waist measurement?

IMPORTANT: Did you know? Your waist size is not necessarily your jeans size.
How to measure your waist
How to measure your waist

How to measure your waist:
Many of us underestimate our waist size. Make sure you use a tape measure and use your fingers to feel for your bottom rib and the top of your hip bone and measure around your body directly between these two points.

What is your Body Mass Index (BMI)?

How tall are you?
How much do you weigh?

Has a doctor ever told you that you have high blood pressure, or given you medication for it?