Weight Loss Basics

Risk Assessment Quiz

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be called diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease, which can cause heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, or loss of limbs if left uncontrolled. Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through lifestyle change.

Find out your risk for prediabetes.

Are you a woman who had gestational diabetes, had a baby weighing 9 or more pounds at birth, has a history of infertility or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

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Do you have a sister or brother with diabetes?

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Do you have a parent with diabetes?

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Find your height on the chart on the below. Do you weigh as much as or more than the weight listed for your height?

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Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no exercise in a typical day?

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Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?

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Are you 65 years of age or older?

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Your score is:

You have a high risk of having prediabetes/diabetes. Please bring this form to your health provider to discuss your risk.

At present, you have a low to moderate risk for having prediabetes/diabetes. Discuss any concerns with your health care provider at your next appointment.

You are not at risk of having prediabetes/diabetes.

Weight Loss Basics

Risk Assessment Quiz

Height Weight in Pounds Height Weight in Pounds
4' 10" 129 5' 8" 177
4' 11" 133 5' 9" 182
5' 0" 138 5' 10" 188
5' 1" 143 5' 11" 193
5' 2" 147 6' 0" 199
5' 3" 152 6' 1" 204
5' 4" 157 6' 2" 210
5' 5" 162 6' 3" 216
5' 6" 167 6' 4" 221
5' 7" 172 6' 5" 227

To decrease your risk developing prediabetes/diabetes, work toward these lifestyle changes: If you are overweight, losing 5-7 % of what you currently weigh lowers your risk. In a 200 pound person, that means losing 10-14 pounds. 

  • Be active most days. Include 30 minutes of physical activity, 5 days per week as a goal. 
  • Eat 3 meals a day at regular times. 
  • Avoid skipping meals. 
  • Limit portion sizes Include a variety of lean meats, low fat dairy, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables in your food choices. 

Losing weight and being physically active most days of the week has been shown to decrease your risk of diabetes by 58%.