Our Diabetes Risk Calculator calculates the risk of type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes within a minute. Based on the result, the Diabetes Risk Calculator classifies the user into one of the 5 categories (diabetes risk score). If there is even a small risk of diabetes, ask for medical advice!
Diabetes Risk Calculator
Tips and information on the use of the Diabetes Risk Calculator:
The calculator is based on the FINDRISC questionnaire and calculates the risk of adult-onset diabetes. However, it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. The validated Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC) has traditionally been used as a predictor of type 2 diabetes. It takes into account the usual clinical characteristics, such as age, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), physical activity, dietary consumption of fruits, vegetables, and berries, use of antihypertensive medication, history of high blood glucose, and family history of diabetes.
2. What types of diabetes exist? Which type of diabetes is reflected in the calculation of risk factors done by the Diabetes Risk Calculator?
Diabetes has three types. These are as follows:
• Type 1 diabetes: This is innate diabetes and is also known as juvenile diabetes.
• Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes is primarily due to lifestyle factors and genetics. This type of diabetes develops in older age, usually above 40, typically among those who are obese or are genetically predisposed to it. The Diabetes Risk Calculator uses genetic data and lifestyle-related data to calculate the possibility of development for this type of diabetes.
• Gestational diabetes: This type of diabetes develops during pregnancy, usually in the last stage of pregnancy. Of course, care should be taken here, as well, and medical attention is required. This type of diabetes normally goes away after giving birth but women who had it are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in the future.
3. What are the possible symptoms of diabetes?
The general symptoms of diabetes might be constant thirst, fatigue, constant hunger combined with weight loss, and increased urination. Several other signs and symptoms can mark the onset of diabetes although they are not specific to the disease. In addition to the known symptoms listed above, they include blurred vision, headache, fatigue, slow healing of cuts, and itchy skin. Prolonged high blood glucose can cause glucose absorption in the lens of the eye, which leads to changes in its shape, resulting in vision changes. Long-term vision loss can also be caused by diabetic retinopathy. A number of skin rashes that can occur in diabetes are collectively known as diabetic dermadromes.
4. What is the normal blood glucose level?
Generally, a blood glucose level of 4–6 mmol/l is evaluated as normal. It is important that these values must be measured before eating.
5. How is body mass index calculated?
The easiest option to calculate your body mass index is to use the Body Mass Index Calculator on calcpark.com.
6. Is it true that apple-shaped obesity increases the risk of developing diabetes?
Some research says yes. This type of obesity is well reflected in the calculation of the waist-hip ratio and the evaluation of its results.