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  » Diabetes: risk chart
Are You at Risk for Diabetes?

Sixteen million Americans have diabetes - one in three does not know it!

Take this test to see if you are at risk for having diabetes. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders. If you are a member of one of these ethnic groups, you need to pay special attention to this test. To find out if you are at risk, find your weight on the chart below and answer the questions that follow.

At-Risk Weight Chart
(feet/inches, without shoes)
(pounds, without clothing)
 Women Men
4'10" 137
4'11" 140
5'0" 143
5'1" 146 157
5'2" 150 160
5'3" 154 162
5'4" 157 165
5'5" 161 168
5'6" 164 172
5'7" 168 175
5'8" 172 179
5'9" 175 182
5'10" 178 186
5'11" 182 190
6'0" 194
6'1" 199
6'2" 203
6'3" 209

Figure your risk for having diabetes. Check off the box for all statements that are true for you. Add them up to determine your total points.

My weight is equal to or above that listed on the chart above. 5 pts.
I am under 65 years of age, AND I get little or no exercise during a usual day. 5 pts.
I am between 45 and 64 years of age. 5 pts.
I am 65 years old or older. 9 pts.
I am a woman who has had a baby weighing more than nine pounds at birth. 1 pt.
I have a sister or brother with diabetes. 1 pt.
I have a parent with diabetes. 1 pt.
Total Points ________

If the total of checked boxes is 10 points or more, you are at high risk for having diabetes. Only your doctor can determine if you have diabetes and recommend treatment plans to control it, so talk to your doctor to be sure.

This Risk Test is provided by the American Diabetes Association with thanks.