What is Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a medical condition where a person’s blood sugar level is higher than normal and can eventually predispose patients to type 2 diabetes.

People diagnosed with prediabetes are at high risk of type 2 diabetes and as a result at risk for developing health problems such as chronic heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney failure.

Do I have Prediabetes?

You can have prediabetes or undiagnosed type 2 diabetes without having any obvious warning signs or symptoms.

Prediabetes can often be reversed by changing your lifestyle and behavior by introducing physical activity and a diet.

Are you at risk for Prediabetes?

Take our quick quiz to find out

Source: The Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire (CANRISK), Public Health Agency of Canada.

Note: The information you share in this quiz is confidential, your results will not be stored or shared.

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As you get older, your risk of developing diabetes goes up

Select your age group

18-39 Years

40-44 Years

45-54 Years

55-64 Years

65 Years and above




shape & Size

Body shape and size can affect your risk of diabetes

Select your body mass index (BMI) group from the following choices

Use the sliders below to calculate your BMI

25 and below



35 and over

Drag the sliders to get your BMI based on your weight and height



What is your waist circumference?


Less than 94 cm or 37 inches

Between 94-102 cm or 37-40 inches

Over 102 cm or 40 inches


Less than 80 cm or 31.5 inches

Between 80-88 cm or 31.5-35 inches

Over 88 cm or 35 inches

Tip: Using a tape measure, place it around your waist at the level of your belly button.

Measure after breathing out (do not hold your breath). Then check the box that contains your measurement.
Note: this is not the same as the “waist size” on your pants.

Physical Activity

Your level of physical activity and what you eat can affect your risk of developing diabetes

Do you usually do some physical activity such as brisk walking for at least 30 minutes each day?



How often do you eat vegetables or fruits?

Every day

Not every day


High blood pressure, high blood sugar, and pregnancy-related factors are associated with diabetes

Have you ever been told by a doctor or nurse that you have high blood pressure OR have you ever taken high blood pressure pills?


No, or don't know

Have you ever been found to have high blood sugar, either from a blood test during an illness, or during pregnancy?


No, or don't know

Have you ever given birth to a large baby weighing 9 pounds (4.1 kg) or more?



Family Medical History

Some types of diabetes run in the family

Has your father ever been diagnosed with diabetes?



Has your mother ever been diagnosed with diabetes?



Have any of your brothers/sisters ever been diagnosed with diabetes?



Have any of your children ever been diagnosed with diabetes?