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Online Diabetes Risk Factor Test

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Online Diabetes Risk Factor Test

http://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/
One in 16 people who took online test were later diagnosed with Type 2 form of the condition
Gave me quite an accurate risk factor.

Note:  This is not a clinical test and results are only indicative

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Re: Online Diabetes Risk Factor Test

If you are fat then you are at risk.
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Re: Online Diabetes Risk Factor Test

Seems to be based almost entirely on the BMI - a waste of time
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Re: Online Diabetes Risk Factor Test

Ethnicity have a high bearing. Chinese are very high risk of diabetes and there have been some interesting research why this is. It seem that eating a more western diet may be the trigger.
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Obesity (BMI 30+)
Poor diet (processed foods/saturated fats)
Lack of exercise
High blood pressure
Age (50+)
Family history
Most people with type 2 diabetes will tick 5 or 6 of those.
Edit: Missed out smokers!
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I only ticked two of them and I came out with a borderline high risk - age and taking blood pressure medication
Taking out the blood pressure medication and it drops right down.
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I was going to ask which ones Steve Redgrave ticked when he was diagnosed with diabetes when he was still competing. Then I realise he's type 1.
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My uncle has type 2 diabetes.
I think he ticks all of those - perhaps not BMI 30+ though.
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I was going to ask which ones Steve Redgrave ticked when he was diagnosed with diabetes when he was still competing. Then I realise he's type 1.

Yeah and to have Type 1 diabetes and be an elite sportsman/woman must be very rare. I am trying to think of a leading star who competes now and I am struggling.
I think with type 2, most people that have it are still undiagnosed. I don't think there's any kind of screening either.
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Your results show that you have a 1 in 3 chance of developing Type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years.

At 79 next month I won't panic and annual blood tests don't indicate any problems  Wink
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I think with type 2, most people that have it are still undiagnosed. I don't think there's any kind of screening either.

I'm closer to 60 than 50 and have never been screen for diabetes
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Yeah, a quick search and there is no screening programme - http://www.screening.nhs.uk/diabetes
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A score of 6. Probably being tall and slim helps along with no family history of diabetes. I have suffered from low blood pressure but never high.
Just wondering why a full DoB was required - would my score have changed much had I put a day earlier or later Cheesy

Edit: It wouldn't give me the results until I had entered my Title, name, surname and email address even though it did say I could skip those.
I am now Mr M M  m@mmmm.co.uk Cheesy

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Did you click on skip? It worked for me.
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Embarrassed
I read it quickly and hadn't noticed it was clickable  Roll eyes.

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13 and rated 'Increased' almost entirely due to my age.
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