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Study comparing calculated and self-assessed diabetes risk

A recently published article compares self-assessed risk of type 2 diabetes with the risk identified using a diabetes risk test among a sample of the general population.

The findings are based on data collected as part of the diabetes surveillance framework for a nationwide survey on disease knowledge and informational needs.

The study found that almost 25% of the adult population without a diagnosis of diabetes has an increased or high risk of developing type 2 diabetes within the next five years. Nevertheless, about four out of five of these people rate their diabetes risk as low to very low.

The full article entitled ‘Perceived diabetes risk and related determinants in individuals with high actual diabetes risk: results from a nationwide population-based survey’ can be found here: Heidemann et al. (2019)