Know Your Risk of Developing Diabetes

One of the most important ways to prevent, delay or identify diabetes early is to be aware of your risk for developing the disease. Elevated risk for type 1 diabetes is known to be almost exclusively based on genetics, while type 2 diabetes is highly preventable through practicing healthful and mindful dietary and lifestyles choices.

DDF Diabetes Risk Factrors

Modifiable vs. Non-modifiable Risk Factors

There are, however, certain genetic factors that increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and suffering from other pre-existing  medical conditions may also increase your risk of developing the disease. For those that are already genetically or clinically predisposed to a higher likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, it is even more essential to make conscious and informed decisions about what to eat, and to remain active and balanced in the mind and body.

By taking our screening test, you can get a solid idea of your degree of risk, based on general dietary and lifestyle choices, as well as genetic and pre-existing condition risk.

Modifiable Risk Factors

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



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



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.