Risk Profile – Type 2 Diabetes Risk24 July 2015
Type 2 diabetes is a disease where an excess of glucose in the blood is present. This ‘lifestyle’ disease is a combination of genetic and environmental factors and is strongly associated with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and weight gain.
In Australia, AUSDRISK is a risk assessment from Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute that determines the risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next five years. The algorithm uses information from both the Gevity Profile and the Gevity Dashboard. Therefore to ensure an accurate assessment of your risk, please ensure this information is maintained regularly.
This calculation uses information captured in Gevity such as your:
- Medical history
- Family history
- Level of physical activity
- Waist measurement
If Gevity is unable to calculate your type 2 diabetes risk, please ensure that you have health data and profile information in all of these areas.
Lifestyle particularly impacts on the risk of type 2 diabetes as although there is a genetic predisposition, the risk is greatly increased when associated with various lifestyle factors. In order to reduce risk, a varied diet rich in vegetables, wholegrain, lean meats, poultry, seeds, nuts and legumes is vital, in association with at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days.
Please Note – IMPORTANT
We strongly suggest you contact your doctor to discuss your type 2 diabetes risk and specific circumstances.