Diabetes Assessment

The Canadian diabetes risk questionnaire

The following questions will help you to find out if you are at higher risk of having pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. You can have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed type 2 diabetes without having any obvious warning signs or symptoms.
Knowing your risk can help you to make healthy choices now that will reduce your risk or even prevent you from developing diabetes.
You will be asked questions about important risk factors for diabetes. These include your age, family history of diabetes, ethnicity, and other factors. You will also be asked to measure your waist circumference.
Please answer the questions as honestly and completely as you can. The answers to these questions are completely confidential and are meant to help you better understand your risks of developing type 2 diabetes. In order to accurately assess your risk, each question must be answered.

This questionnaire is intended primarily mainly for adults aged 40 to 74 years, though it may also be applied to younger persons with apparent risk factors (e.g. overweight or from non-Caucasian ethnic groups).

The Public Health Agency of Canada is not permanently storing or collecting information users provide while completing the CANRISK questionnaire. Any information provided is automatically deleted when the user closes the online session linked to the questionnaire. To protect your personal information when online it is good practice to clear the Web browser cache regularly, delete any search history and protect any printed personal information.

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My Risk Score

Please Complete the quiz to find out your risk score.

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Diabetes is a serious chronic disease and uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney disease and other conditions.
While you can't change some factors such as age, gender, family history, and ethno-cultural background, other risk factors for diabetes may respond to lifestyle changes. These include weight, physical activity, diet, and smoking.
If your BMI result is 25 or higher, lowering your weight may help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Even a small change in body weight or physical activity can reduce your risk.
Embrace a healthy balanced diet which emphasizes vegetables, fruit, and whole grains. Consult Canada's Food Guide for helpful suggestions.
If you are not active, begin slowly and increase your activity gradually. Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.
If you smoke, it's never too late to quit.
Every step you take to improve your health counts!
Thank you for completing the Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire.

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These risk scores are in no way a substitute for actual clinical diagnosis. If you have any concerns, please consider discussing your results with a health care practitioner, (e.g. family doctor, nurse practitioner, pharmacist etc).
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Share the Questionnaire

Encourage your friends and family to take the CANRISK questionnaire. You may help prevent someone you care about from developing pre-diabetes or diabetes type 2.

Share the questionnaire and create awareness

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