Risk Factors For Diabetes

8 Questions | Total Attempts: 60

Diabetes Quizzes & Trivia

Who this quiz is for: Anyone concerned that they might be at risk for diabetes type 2. Type 2 diabetes can be asymptomatic, so even if you have no signs or symptoms, it's important to identify factors in your life which may increasing your chances of diabetes. Choose one best answer for each question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How old are you? Your risk of diabetes increases with age, particularly over the age of 45
    • A. 

      45 years old

    • B. 

      Younger than 45 years old

    • C. 

      Older than 45 years old

  • 2. 
    What is your racial/ethnic background? Certain racial/ethnic groups have higher rates of diabetes, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Pacific Islanders
    • A. 

      African-American or Hispanic

    • B. 

      Asian or Pacific Islander

    • C. 

      White or other

  • 3. 
    Do you have a personal history (meaning you, not family members) of high blood sugars or gestational diabetes? A history of previous high blood sugar readings or diabetes during pregnancy is a strong risk factor for diabetes type 2.
    • A. 

      No

    • B. 

      Yes

  • 4. 
    Do either or both of your parents have a history of diabetes type 2? Type 2 diabetes tends to have a genetic component
    • A. 

      Yes, one parent

    • B. 

      Yes, both parents

    • C. 

      No, neither parent

  • 5. 
    Are you overweight or obese? What is your BMI (body mass index)? Find a free BMI calculator here: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/ Being overweight or obese decreases your body's ability to use insulin effectively
    • A. 

      BMI is less than 23

    • B. 

      BMI is between 23 and 25

    • C. 

      BMI is between 25 and 28

    • D. 

      BMI is greater than 28

  • 6. 
    What is your waist size? (please read the answers carefully as some apply to men and some to women) Fat deposited around the waist increases the risk for diabetes type 2, particularly in men
    • A. 

      I'm male and my waist size is 40 inches or less

    • B. 

      I'm male and my waist size is greater than 40 inches

    • C. 

      I'm female and my waist size is 35 inches or less

    • D. 

      I'm female and my waist size is greater than 35 inches

  • 7. 
    Are you a current smoker? If yes, how many cigarettes do you smoke a day? Cigarette smoking independently increases your risk for diabetes
    • A. 

      No, I'm not a smoker

    • B. 

      Yes, between 1 and 14 cigarettes a day

    • C. 

      Yes, more than 14 cigarettes a day

  • 8. 
    How much physical activity do you get in the average day? Physical activity improves your body's response to insulin, and decreases blood sugar levels
    • A. 

      More than 30 minutes a day

    • B. 

      Between 20 and 30 minutes a day

    • C. 

      Less than 20 minutes a day

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