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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.

What is your age
or date of birth?

or
Cake

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.

Gender

What was your
sex at birth?

Men have a higher incidence of type 2 diabetes than women.

Gender

What gender do you
identify as?

What is your
postcode?

(and suburb)

Mailbox
Megaphone

How did you hear about this health check?

Are you of Aboriginal or
Torres Strait Islander descent?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are around three times more likely than non-Indigenous Australians to have diabetes or pre-diabetes. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote areas are twice as likely as Indigenous Australians living in non-remote areas to have diabetes.

Are you of Pacific Islander
or Maori descent?

People with Pacific Island or Maori backgrounds have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than the rest of the Australian population.

Are you of Asian descent?

(including the Indian sub-continent)

It’s important to know if you are of Asian, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent when allocating points based on your waist measurement.

Where were you born?

Planet

If you were born in Asia (including the Indian subcontinent) or in some areas of Europe, this can increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. We are also interested to find out where you are from so we can tailor the My health for life program to best suit your needs.

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What language do you speak at home?

Do you currently have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes?

(diabetes during pregnancy)

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This risk assessment tool has been developed for people who DO NOT currently have diabetes to assess their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If you have any type of diabetes, make sure you see your GP and health care team regularly to get the support and health care you need.

Have either of your parents or any of your brothers or sisters been diagnosed with diabetes?

(type 1 or type 2)

Family history can impact your risk of developing chronic health conditions. If your mother, father, sister, or brother has diabetes, you may have an increased risk of developing diabetes.

Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose (sugar)?

(for example in a health examination, during illness, or during pregnancy)

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A person with high blood glucose levels is at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those with normal blood glucose levels. Higher than normal blood glucose levels can be a sign of pre-diabetes although not all people with pre-diabetes will develop diabetes.

Baby

Have you ever been diagnosed as having gestational diabetes?

(diabetes during pregnancy)

For women who have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, there is an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Living a healthy lifestyle after pregnancy significantly helps to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. Women with a past history of diagnosed gestational diabetes are eligible for the My health for life program.

Do you have or have you had:

A stroke
Heart disease
Kidney disease
None of the above
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Heart disease (such as a heart attack), stroke and kidney disease are chronic conditions. If you have any of these conditions, you are not eligible for the My health for life program, but may be eligible for other government funded programs. We encourage you to seek and maintain regular medical advice from your GP.

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Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure by a doctor?

You may have had your blood pressure checked by your GP or other doctor and told that you have high blood pressure. High blood pressure, particularly when combined with other risk factors such as being overweight or smoking, can put you at a higher risk of developing a chronic condition, or be a sign of existing chronic condition.

Are you currently taking medication for high blood pressure?

Pills

You may have been told that you have high blood pressure and now take medication for this. High blood pressure, particularly when combined with other risk factors, such as being overweight or smoking, can put you at a higher risk of developing a chronic condition, or be a sign of an existing chronic condition.

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Have you ever been diagnosed with high cholesterol by a doctor?

Cholesterol is checked by a blood test to measure your level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, often referred to as 'bad' cholesterol. Too much LDL cholesterol raises your risk of chronic illness.

Do you have familial
hypercholesterolaemia?

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is a genetic disorder that results in very high levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood. This can impact a person’s risk of heart conditions or stroke. A person with this diagnosis is usually encouraged to ensure they incorporate healthy living habits into their lifestyle. If you have this diagnosis you may be eligible for the My health for life program.

How often do
you smoke?

Cigarretes

Your lifestyle can have a significant effect on whether you develop type 2 diabetes. There is a direct link between smoking (cigarettes, cigars, pipes or other tobacco products) and many health conditions. The more you smoke, the more at risk you are.

Apple

Do you eat fruit and/or vegetables every day?

A healthy diet includes 2 serves of fruit and 5 serves of vegetables every day. Healthy eating can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

On average would you say that you do at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week?

Bike

Being active helps to achieve and maintain a healthy weight and to prevent chronic disease. It is recommended that people engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on 5 or more days. People who are inactive are more likely to be at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes or heart disease.

Waist Size

What is your waist measurement taken below the ribs

(usually at the level of the navel and while standing)

 or 

Please enter your waist size in cm or view the size chart

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for good long-term health. Waist measurement is one way to measure being overweight. If you are overweight, you are more likely to become insulin resistant which can lead to type 2 diabetes. For the risk score, we take into consideration whether you are of Asian, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent when calculating your risk.

You have completed our online health check. Click below to receive your results.

Your risk score is

Your results show that you are low risk. Your results show that you are medium risk. Your results show that you are high risk.

You are eligible to participate in My health for life
You are not eligible to participate in My health for life
- a program developed and designed for Queenslanders.
risk!

Email me my results

Your results have been emailed to you and should arrive shortly.

Contact me about the program

My health for life is personalised to suit your needs and it's free.
Take the first step to better health. Get in touch today.

Thank you for providing your contact details. A My health for life representative will be in contact with you shortly.

Based on your answers your result shows that you are at a low risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the best way to have a continued quality of life and prevent illness. For more information, facts and tips on healthy lifestyle choices visit Healthier.Happier.

What you can do

It’s important to make an appointment with your GP and make a plan to reduce your risk of chronic illness including type 2 diabetes. You should discuss the results you received as part of this online health assessment with your doctor.

The My health for life program is specifically for Queenslanders above a certain age with a risk score of 15 or more.



How risk is determined

Your health and family history plays a big role in determining what your risk level is.

How lifestyle affects your risk

Your personal health history and lifestyle risk factors can also potentially increase or decrease your risk.

What's Involved

Our team offers participants information and coaching to help you reach your personalised health goals. It's about taking small steps to achieve great health results.

Read more

Eligibility for this program

This program is specifically designed for people at high risk of chronic illness. In some cases, your type 2 diabetes risk score may be low or medium, but you are still eligible for My health for life due to another condition.

Learn more

The following programs may be of interest to you:

Get Healthy

This free and confidential information and phone coaching service provides information and support to help people make healthy lifestyle changes.

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Support & services for chronic conditions

Under Medicare, GPs are enabled to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic conditions. Speak to your GP about what they can offer to support you.

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Quitline

A confidential, free service for people who want to quit smoking. Quitline counsellors are very experienced at helping people over the phone.

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