Assess your diabetes risk

Type 2 diabetes is on the rise worldwide. Much of it has to do with diet and lifestyle choices. Take this quiz and see whether you are at risk.

Diabetes runs in my family. My mother, brother, sister or father suffers from diabetes.

I am older than 45.

I am overweight, especially around the waist.

I lead a sedentary lifestyle and get little or no exercise.

I eat foods high in fat content.

I have high blood cholesterol levels.

I eat a high calorie and high cholesterol diet.

My body is apple-shaped, making me look like I don't have a waist, even though I am not overweight. My stomach measurement is more than 100cm.

I have high blood pressure

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Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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