Talk to your doctor about screening, or take the test and know your score!
If you are between 35 and 70 years old and are either overweight or obese, talk to your health care provider about being screened for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes [USPSTF citation]. You can also complete the CDC Prediabetes Screening Test (citation). This screener is used to assess risk for prediabetes, but it is not diagnostic. Learn more about prediabetes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
If your score is 3 to 8 points
This means your risk is probably low for having prediabetes now. Keep your risk low. If you're overweight, lose weight. Be active most days, and don't use tobacco. Eat low-fat meals with fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods. If you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure, talk to your health care provider about your risk for type 2 diabetes.
If your score is 9 or more points
This means your risk is high for having prediabetes now. Please make an appointment with your health care provider soon.