Are You At Risk of Heart Disease Because of Your Diabetes?

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Diabetes and Heart Risk Assessment

If you have diabetes, you might be at a higher risk for heart disease. Take this assessment to learn more about how to prevent heart complications.

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Question 1 of 10

Do you eat a healthy diet?

AI eat a lot of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein
BI eat a healthy diet most of the time, but I also enjoy salty or sugary treats
CI sometimes eat fast food, red meat, and other items that I know I should limit
DMost of what I eat is red meat, fast food, salty snacks, and sugary sweets
AI eat a lot of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean protein
BI eat a healthy diet most of the time, but I also enjoy salty or sugary treats
CI sometimes eat fast food, red meat, and other items that I know I should limit
DMost of what I eat is red meat, fast food, salty snacks, and sugary sweets
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Question 2 of 10

How well do you control your blood-sugar levels?

AMy blood-sugar levels are always well-controlled
BI usually, but not always, keep my blood-sugar levels under control
CMore often than not, my blood-sugar levels aren’t well-controlled
DI don’t try to keep my blood-sugar levels under control
AMy blood-sugar levels are always well-controlled
BI usually, but not always, keep my blood-sugar levels under control
CMore often than not, my blood-sugar levels aren’t well-controlled
DI don’t try to keep my blood-sugar levels under control
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Question 3 of 10

Are your cholesterol levels in the healthy range?

AYes, my cholesterol levels are quite good
BMy cholesterol levels are close to what they should be
CMy cholesterol levels are off, but I’m working on it
DNo, my doctor has often said that my cholesterol levels aren’t in the right ranges
AYes, my cholesterol levels are quite good
BMy cholesterol levels are close to what they should be
CMy cholesterol levels are off, but I’m working on it
DNo, my doctor has often said that my cholesterol levels aren’t in the right ranges
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Question 4 of 10

How much do you weigh?

AI’m in the healthy weight range
BI am a few pounds overweight
CI’m heavier than I would like to be
DI am very overweight or obese
AI’m in the healthy weight range
BI am a few pounds overweight
CI’m heavier than I would like to be
DI am very overweight or obese
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Question 5 of 10

How often do you exercise or get physical activity, including walking?

AEvery day, I walk for 30 minutes
BI get exercise a few days a week
CMaybe once a week, I’ll go for a walk, but I usually don’t do anything active
DUsually, I just sit and watch TV, rather than going for a walk or getting moving
AEvery day, I walk for 30 minutes
BI get exercise a few days a week
CMaybe once a week, I’ll go for a walk, but I usually don’t do anything active
DUsually, I just sit and watch TV, rather than going for a walk or getting moving
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Question 6 of 10

Do you smoke?

AI’ve never smoked, and I don’t spend time around smokers
BI’ll have a cigarette once or twice a week when I drink or socialize with smokers
CI’ve tried to quit a few times but can’t kick the habit, so I still smoke a pack a day
DYes, I smoke one or two packs a day
AI’ve never smoked, and I don’t spend time around smokers
BI’ll have a cigarette once or twice a week when I drink or socialize with smokers
CI’ve tried to quit a few times but can’t kick the habit, so I still smoke a pack a day
DYes, I smoke one or two packs a day
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Question 7 of 10

Do you have high blood pressure?

AMy doctor says that I don’t, because my levels are below 130/80 mmHg
BI’m borderline high, so might need to go on blood-pressure medication soon
CI always forget to take blood-pressure pills, so my pressure is probably high
DNot sure what my levels are, but my doctor always tells me that they’re too high
AMy doctor says that I don’t, because my levels are below 130/80 mmHg
BI’m borderline high, so might need to go on blood-pressure medication soon
CI always forget to take blood-pressure pills, so my pressure is probably high
DNot sure what my levels are, but my doctor always tells me that they’re too high
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Question 8 of 10

Do you have a lot of stress in your life?

AMy stress levels aren’t very high, but when I feel stressed, I exercise and feel better
BThere’s a fair amount of stress in my life, but I try to deal with it before things feel unbearable
CI have a lot of stress in my life and wish that those feelings would just go away
DThe stress in my life is out of control and I often worry that I’ll have a heart attack
AMy stress levels aren’t very high, but when I feel stressed, I exercise and feel better
BThere’s a fair amount of stress in my life, but I try to deal with it before things feel unbearable
CI have a lot of stress in my life and wish that those feelings would just go away
DThe stress in my life is out of control and I often worry that I’ll have a heart attack
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Question 9 of 10

How old were you when you were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?

AUnder age 34
BBetween ages 35 and 45
CBetween ages 46 and 64
DOver age 65
AUnder age 34
BBetween ages 35 and 45
CBetween ages 46 and 64
DOver age 65
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Question 10 of 10

Does anyone else in your family have heart disease?

ANo, nobody in my family has heart disease
BA close relative (parent or sibling) has high blood pressure, but it isn’t heart disease
CMy parent or sibling does indeed have heart disease
DYes, multiple members of my family have heart disease
ANo, nobody in my family has heart disease
BA close relative (parent or sibling) has high blood pressure, but it isn’t heart disease
CMy parent or sibling does indeed have heart disease
DYes, multiple members of my family have heart disease
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