Know your risk of type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90% of all people living with diabetes. It most commonly affects adults but is increasingly seen in children and adolescents. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes can be prevented.

The cornerstone of type 2 diabetes prevention is the adoption of a healthy diet and increased physical activity. Several studies conducted around the world have shown that the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be significantly reduced by adopting healthier lifestyles with or without the use of affordable medications. The most important risk factors for type 2 diabetes include excess body weight, lack of exercise and poor nutrition.

The first step to preventing type 2 diabetes is knowing your risk.

This World Diabetes Day and diabetes awareness month, IDF is encouraging everyone to learn about their risk of type 2 diabetes through a simple online test or questionnaire.

Our goal is have at least 1 million people around the world screened for type 2 diabetes by the end of November 2019.

#Test2Prevent this November

If you are an individual:

  • Learn about your risk of type 2 diabetes through IDF’s online risk assessment. Persuade your friends, family and colleagues to do the same.
  • Share the test on social media to encourage others to learn about their risk. Use the hashtags #Test2Prevent, #WorldDiabetesDay.

“I just learnt about my risk of type 2 #diabetes. Find out your risk through this simple online test and help protect your family this #WorldDiabetesDay”

If you represent an organisation or are a health professional working in diabetes:

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