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.
The following questions will help you find out if you are at higher risk of having prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Knowing your risk can help you to make healthy choices now that will reduce your risk or even prevent you from developing diabetes.. Take the CANRISK test and feel free to contact our pharmacist to discuss your scores or for any questions or concerns.