The Australian type 2 diabetes risk assessment tool (AUSDRISK) is a short list of questions. It helps both health professionals and individuals to assess the risk of a person developing type 2 diabetes over the next 5 years.
You can complete AUSDRISK by yourself, or with the help of a health professional or practice nurse.
You can complete the tool in 1 of 3 ways:
- using the online interactive version (click Start now button below)
- using the online non-interactive version
- downloading the pdf version and completing it on paper.
To order hard copies of this tool, contact National Mailing and Marketing. The code for this publication is DR001.
If you get a 'high' score on AUSDRISK, you are eligible to attend a type 2 diabetes risk evaluation by your GP if you are aged:
- 40 to 49 years (inclusive). Read more at Health assessment for people aged 40 to 49 years with a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes
- 15 to 54 years (inclusive) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Read more at Medicare Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
Read more about the background to the AUSDRISK tool.
The Commonwealth of Australia, as represented by the Department of Health, owns the copyright in the AUSDRISK tool.
We prefer that organisations or individuals wishing to use the AUSDRISK tool directly link to our website. However, if you wish to reproduce the tool — for example, on a website or in a publication — please contact us.