Are you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is the single biggest health issue in Australia. Understand your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by completing this short assessment. It only takes a couple of minutes and results are confidential.

If you have one or more of the following risk factors, you're at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

  • are overweight
  • are age 35 or older
  • have a family history of diabetes
  • are not physically active
  • have high blood pressure
  • have had gestational diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is Australia's fastest growing epidemic

Every five minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

People with type 2 diabetes are at serious risk of:

2-3x more likely to suffer

Heart attack

Higher risk of


2-3x more likely to experience 


Leading cause of

Kidney disease

Double the risk of


Major cause of


About our Risk Calculator

The Defeat Diabetes Risk Calculator is based on the Finnish Diabetes Risk Score (FINDRISC). You'll be asked a series of short questions to determine your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The more you know about your risk, the better equipped you will be to take preventative steps to stop the development of type 2 diabetes.

A message from our founder

Dr Peter Brukner OAM

More than 120,000 Australians developed type 2 diabetes in the past year. 

Although type 2 diabetes is often treated with medication and modifications to diet, it is a serious, life threatening condition.

It's important for you to know whether you're at risk of type 2 diabetes. If you have an increased risk, you can act quickly to avoid many of the complications associated with type 2 diabetes.

Dr Peter Brukner OAM, Defeat Diabetes Founder, Sports Medicine Clinician and Researcher