Our Diabetes Risk Calculator calculates within 2 minutes the risk of type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes. Based on the calculated result, the 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!
Tips and information on the use of the Diabetes Risk Calculator:
1. 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 an innate diabetes and is also known as juvenile diabetes.
• Type 2 diabetes: 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 date 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Is it true that apple-shape obesity increases the risk for developing diabetes?
Some research says yes. This type of obesity is well reflected in the calculation of waist–hip ratio and the evaluation of its results.