Calculating your risk

Calculating your risk

The first step to prevention is to find out what your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is. If you’re aged between 40 and 74 and live in England, you may be eligible for an NHS Health Check.

You can also use the ‘Know Your Risk’ tool on the Diabetes UK website to understand your own risk of developing type 2. You will be asked a series of questions to determine whether your risk is low, increased, moderate or high. To complete this assessment please click the image below:

Type 2 Diabetes Know your Risk

Were you surprised at your own risk level? If it was moderate or high, how did it make you feel? Share any of your comments or thoughts in the feedback box at the bottom of the page.

Levels of risk

The levels of risk for developing type 2 diabetes include:

One out of twenty people will develop type 2 diabetes in the next ten years. It's great that you are currently low-risk, however, make sure that you are keeping an eye on the risk factors that are within your control

One out of seven people will develop type 2 diabetes in the next ten years. it's a good idea to visit your GP as soon as you can to discuss any changes you need to make and what support is available

One out of three people will develop diabetes in the next ten years. You need to take action NOW and the first step is by visiting your GP. It's possible that you may have type 2 diabetes already but haven't been diagnosed yet




Comments:

  1. Comment by Scott. M. on 09/11/2022 at 1:10 PM

    can we use a different header image here or remove header image




  2. Comment by Scott. M. on 09/11/2022 at 1:10 PM

    type 2 diabetes know your risk is quite blurry – could we see incase we lost image quality somewhere in upload




  3. Comment by Scott. M. on 09/11/2022 at 1:13 PM

    If it was moderate or high, how did it make you feel?

    to

    How did it make you feel?




  4. Comment by Scott. M. on 09/11/2022 at 1:16 PM

    do we need to make this consitent with what DUK are doing
    low
    increased
    moderate
    high

    also I am low risk and DUK says

    Your risk is LOW
    Your risk score is 6
    1 in 100 people with your risk will get Type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years.

    What to do now?
    It’s great that you’re at low risk. See below for where you’re scoring points and make sure you know all the risk factors so you can keep your risk low for as long as possible.

    think this ought to be consistent




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