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Over 20 million people in the US have diabetes, but many cases are preventable. And there are important steps you can take to lower your risk.

This interactive tool estimates your risk of diabetes and provides personalized tips for prevention. Anyone can use it, but it’s most accurate for people who have never had any type of blood sugar problem. If you’ve had problems with your blood sugar in the past, be sure to talk to your doctor about your risk of diabetes.

To estimate your risk of diabetes and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, background, and lifestyle. Your Disease Risk can’t tell you if you'll get diabetes or not, but it can tell you where to focus your prevention efforts—because the best way to fight diabetes is to stop it before it starts!
Click on the arrow below to begin the questionnaire.