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  • Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment

    Diabetes affects 1:4 Aucklanders – more than 85,000 are living with diabetes or un-diagnosed diabetes in their lives. Over 250,000 Aucklanders over the age of 15 years have pre-diabetes.

    Take this quick test to measure your risk and turn over for small steps you can take to prevent or reduce type 2 diabetes risk.

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    Score 3-5: You have probably at low risk for having type 2 diabetes now. However, you may be at a higher risk in the future.

    Score 6 or more: You are at greater risk of having type 2 diabetes. Only your health care provider can determine if you have diabetes. Visit your doctor to find out more.

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    Small steps to BIG changes:

    • Reduce weight by 5-10% if you are overweight
    • Be active for 30 minutes or more most days of the week
    • Eat healthy food
    • Achieve and maintain good control of your blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
    • Get an annual heart and diabetes check from a health professional

    Common symptoms:

    • Unusual tiredness
    • Extreme thirst
    • Passing urine frequently
    • Blurred vision
    • Cuts or sores that won’t heal
    • Frequent urine infections or thrush

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    For more information, check out our resources, Diabetes New Zealand’s resources or send us an email

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