Diabetes online risk assessment

Find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years by answering a few simple questions

What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes, affecting over four million people in the UK, with a further 12.3 million people currently at risk of developing the condition.

With our online risk assessment, developed with Diabetes UK, you can learn if you’re at risk and how to take active, positive steps towards keeping your risk as low as possible. 

It only takes a few minutes to complete, so why not give it a go?

What can I do to help manage my Type 2 diabetes risk?

If you are at low risk

You’re already doing a great job, you may find the links below useful as there are ideas and information to help you keep up the good work. Maybe there are some small changes which you can make to help keep your risk low, whilst giving you other health benefits.

If you are at increased risk

There are some simple steps you can take to help reduce and manage your risk. Have a look at some of the links below to see what small lifestyle changes you can make today. Remember, there are loads of other health benefits from taking gentle exercise, having a healthy diet and from stopping smoking.

If you are at moderate risk

If you're worried or have any questions about your risk assessment, your local Boots pharmacist will be happy to talk these through with you. You can also see your GP to discuss your risk. If you submitted your email address when taking your online assessment, we'll email you a letter which you can print out to take with you.

Take a look at some of our suggestions below to help you feel more in control of your health. You can reduce your risk by eating well, being active and maintaining a healthy weight.* And the good news is that small changes can make a big difference.

It’s also really important to look out for the signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes and remember to visit your GP if you notice any of the signs.

*If you are severely overweight speak to your doctor before starting to lose weight or increasing your exercise.

If you are at high risk

You should see your GP as soon as possible. If you submitted your email address when taking your online assessment, we'll email you a letter which you can print out to take with you.

Try not to worry - there are plenty of lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your risk such as eating well, being active and maintaining a healthy weight.* This will also help you to stay in control if you are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Take a look at the suggestions below and start to manage your risk straight away.

*If you are severely overweight speak to your doctor before starting to lose weight or before increasing your exercise.