Know Your Risk of Developing Diabetes

Understanding your susceptibility to diabetes is a pivotal measure in the journey of prevention, delay, or early detection of the condition. While genetics play a dominant role in the risk of type 1 diabetes, the trajectory of type 2 diabetes can be significantly altered by embracing mindful choices related to diet and lifestyle. Empowering yourself with this awareness equips you with the tools to make informed decisions that can positively influence your health outcomes.

DDF Diabetes Risk Factrors

Modifiable vs. Non-modifiable Risk Factors

Certain genetic factors can heighten the susceptibility to type 2 diabetes, while existing medical conditions can additionally escalate the chances of developing this condition. Particularly for those already predisposed to increased risks due to genetics or medical history, the importance of purposeful and well-informed dietary decisions, coupled with sustaining an active and balanced way of life, becomes even more pivotal.

By participating in our screening test, you receive a tangible evaluation of your risk status, considering not only your general dietary and lifestyle choices but also the potential impact of genetics and pre-existing medical conditions. This comprehensive assessment empowers you to make proactive choices that can positively impact your health journey.

Modifiable Risk Factors

  • Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Weight
  • Sleep
  • Smoking
  • Stress

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors

  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Birth Weight
  • Ethnicity
  • Socio-Economic
  • Some Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Learn More About Specific Diabetes Risk Factors and How to Reduce Them


  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Fruit Juice
  • Processed Foods and Refined Carbs
  • School Lunches
  • Snacking
  • Sugar Sweetened Beverages
  • Red Meat


  • Inactivity/Screen Time/Sitting
  • Obesity
  • Sleep
  • Smoking
  • Stress, Depression and Anxiety


  • Genetics
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Pancreatitis
  • PCOS
  • Prediabetes


Your support can make a difference in how the world responds to the global diabetes epidemic.

Knowledge is power, and action taken from that knowledge produces results. We invite you to explore our site and arm yourself with the important knowledge and support you need to prevent diabetes, manage the disease, and better understand the connection diabetes has to the health of our planet.