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, the International Diabetes Federation is partnering with Lions Clubs International to encourage 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
If you represent an organisation or are a health professional working in diabetes:
- Organize a public screening activity for type 2 diabetes in November. Get resources to inform your activity
- Share information about your screening activity on the World Diabetes Day online events map
- Take pictures during your screening activity using the WDD blue circle app and share them with us
- Share the total number of people screened during your activity with firstname.lastname@example.org