Diabetes risk assessment tool

Diabetes risk assessment to be completed by the patient or with the assistance of a health professional or practice nurse.


The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool was developed by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute on behalf of the Australian, state and territory governments as part of the COAG initiative to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

By answering the following questions you will be able to calculate your risk of type 2 diabetes in the next 5 years.

If you have problems accessing this interactive version of the tool, or if you rely on assistive technology (such as a screenreader), you may use the non-interactive version of the diabetes risk assessment tool.


1. Your age group (required)
2. Your gender (required)
3(a). Are you of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Pacific Islander or Maori descent? (required)
3(b). Where were you born? (required)
4. Have either of your parents, or any of your brothers or sisters been diagnosed with diabetes (type 1 or type 2)? (required)
5. Have you ever been found to have high blood glucose (sugar) (for example, in a health examination, during an illness, or during pregnancy)? (required)
6. Are you currently taking medication for high blood pressure? (required)
7. Do you currently smoke cigarettes or any other tobacco products on a daily basis? (required)
8. How often do you eat vegetables or fruit (required)
9. On average, would you say you do at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week (for example, 30 minutes a day on 5 or more days a week)? (required)

Measure your waist below the ribs (usually at the navel level) and while standing.

cm [ points will be calculated ]

How to measure your waist

The correct place to measure your waist is halfway between your lowest rib and the top of your hipbone, roughly in line with your navel. Measure directly against your skin, breathe out normally, make sure the tape is snug, without compressing the skin.

For those of Asian, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent

Gender Waist (cm) Points
men less than 90 0
men 90 to 100 4
men more than 100 7
women less than 80 0
women 80 to 90 4
women more than 90 7

For those not of Asian, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent

Gender Waist (cm) Points
men less than 102 0
men 102 to 110 4
men more than 110 7
women less than 88 0
women 88 to 100 4
women more than 100 7



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