Many Australians are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Age, family history, genetics and your lifestyle can have an effect on whether you develop type 2 diabetes. The older you are the more at risk you are. If you are under 35 years, age is not important to your risk score.
People are often unaware of their risk of developing future health conditions because they currently feel okay or there are no obvious signs to indicate that their risk of chronic conditions is high.
Use our online health check to determine your personal risk of developing type 2 diabetes. You may be eligible to access My health for life or a number of other Government-funded programs that can assist you to reduce your risk.
Are you at risk?
The online health check includes the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK) and a number of additional questions to help you better understand your health. AUSDRISK has been developed by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute for the Australian, State and Territory Governments to help you find out about your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 5 years. AUSDRISK has been developed for people who DO NOT have diabetes. AUSDRISK should not be used if you are pregnant, as results may not be accurate. This is NOT a diagnostic tool, it will only assess your risk.