Diabetes Risk Self Assessment

Age <40 years (0)

40-49 years (1)

50-59 years (2)

≥60 years (3)
Sex Female (0)

Male (1)
Physically active (-1)
History of hypertension (1)
Family history of diabetes (1)

BMI Points  
Diabetes Risk Score  

  • A diabetes risk score of 4 or more indicates increased risk of pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes.
  • A diabetes risk score of 5 or more indicates increased risk of undiagnosed diabetes.

Equations used
BMI = (Weight/2.205) / (Height/39.37)2
BMIPoints = BMIP
DiabetesRiskScore = BMIP + Age + Sex + FMH + Active + HTN


Calculation Details and Variables
  • Equation parameters such as Age, have two or more discrete values that may be used in the calculation. The numbers in the parentheses, e.g. (0), represent the values that will be used.

  1. Bang H, Edwards AM, Bomback AS, et al. Development and validation of a patient self-assessment score for diabetes risk. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Dec 1;151(11):775-83. PubMed ID: 19949143 PubMed Logo



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