FINDRISC Diabetes Risk Calculator

Estimate risk of developing diabetes and frequency of screening required.

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FINDRISC is a prediction tool to identify patients at risk of developing diabetes.

It requires no laboratory testing and has been validated in multiple populations. FINDRISC uses age, BMI, physical activity, vegetable & fruit intake, medical treatment of hypertension, history of hyperglycemia and family history to determine risk of developing diabetes.

By using FINDRISC to identify high-risk people and applying an educational intervention, it has been shown possible to reduce the incidence of diabetes.

A risk score of 0-14 points indicates a low to moderate risk of diabetes (1-17% chance of diabetes over 10 years).

A risk score of 15-20 points indicates a high risk of diabetes (33% chance of diabetes over 10 years).

A risk score of >20 points indicates a very high risk of diabetes (50% chance of diabetes over 10 years).

References

Lindström J, Tuomilehto J.

The diabetes risk score: a practical tool to predict type 2 diabetes risk.

Diabetes Care 2003, 26 (3): 725-31

Lindström J, Absetz P, Hemiö K, Peltomäki P, Peltonen M.

Reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes with nutrition and physical activity - efficacy and implementation of lifestyle interventions in Finland.

Public Health Nutrition 2010, 13 (6A): 993-9

The FINDRISC Diabetes Risk Calculator calculator is created by QxMD.

Created by on 07/11/2018

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